[ uh-gal-uhk, ag-uh-lok ]
/ əˈgæl ək, ˈæg əˌlɒk /
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the fragrant, resinous wood of an East Indian tree, Aquilaria agallocha, of the mezereum family, used as incense in Asia.
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Origin of agalloch
First recorded in 1625–35; from Late Latin agallochon, from Greek agállochon (altered by influence of agállein “to decorate”); ultimately of Dravidian origin; see eaglewood
Words nearby agalloch
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How to use agalloch in a sentence
Aloes: the fragrant resin of the agalloch or lign-aloe of Scripture.The Browning Cyclopdia|Edward Berdoe
Ea′gle-wood, another name for agalloch or calambac; Spread′-ea′gle (see Spread).
British Dictionary definitions for agalloch
/ (əˈɡælək) /
another name for eaglewood
Word Origin for agalloch
C17: from Greek agallokhon
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