- A swinging couch or bed, usually made of netting or canvas about six feet wide, suspended by clews or cords at the ends.
- (italbrac, Southern US) A piece of land thickly wooded, and usually covered with bushes and vines. Used also attributively; as, land. - Bartlett
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."
- Dutch: hangmat
- French: hamac
- German: Hí¤ngematte
- Italian: amaca
- Spanish: hamaca , hamaca paraguaya (italbrac, Argentina, Uruguay)
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