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noun 
  1. A swinging couch or bed, usually made of netting or canvas about six feet wide, suspended by clews or cords at the ends.
  2. (italbrac, Southern US) A piece of land thickly wooded, and usually covered with bushes and vines. Used also attributively; as, land. - Bartlett
Translations: 
  • Dutch: hangmat
  • French: hamac
  • German: Hí¤ngematte
  • Italian: amaca
  • Spanish: hamaca , hamaca paraguaya (italbrac, Argentina, Uruguay)
Etymology: A word of Taino (Amerindian language) origin: compare Spanish hamaca. Columbus, in the narrative of his first voyage, says: "A great many Indians in canoes came to the ship to-day for the purpose of bartering their cotton, and hamacas, or nets, in which they sleep."


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