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guaiacum

guai·a·cum

guaiacum

 
pronunciation:
gwaI km
part of speech: noun
definition 1: any of a family of tropical trees bearing blue or purple flowers and encapsulated fruit.
definition 2: the hard, dense wood of this tree; lignum vitae.
definition 3: a greenish brown resin from this tree, used in varnishes and as a medicine for rheumatism and skin eruptions.