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lignaloes

[lahy-nal-ohz, lig-] /laɪˈnæl oʊz, lɪg-/
noun, (used with a singular verb)
1.
Origin of lignaloes
1325-1375
1325-75; Middle English ligne aloes < Medieval Latin lignum aloēs wood of the aloe. See lign-, aloe
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British Dictionary definitions for lignaloes

lignaloes

/laɪˈnæləʊz; lɪɡ-/
noun
1.
(functioning as sing) another name for eaglewood (sense 2)
Word Origin
C14 ligne aloes, from Medieval Latin lignum aloēs wood of the aloe
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