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agalloch

[ uh-gal-uhk, ag-uh-lok ]
/ əˈgæl ək, ˈæg əˌlɒk /
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noun

the fragrant, resinous wood of an East Indian tree, Aquilaria agallocha, of the mezereum family, used as incense in Asia.

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Also called a·gal·lo·chum [uh-gal-uh-kuhm], /əˈgæl ə kəm/, ag·al·wood [ag-uhl-wood], /ˈæg əlˌwʊd/, ag·i·la·wood [ag-uh-luh-wood], /ˈæg ə ləˌwʊd/, al·oes·wood [al-ohz-wood], /ˈæl oʊzˌwʊd/, eaglewood, lignaloes .

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
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British Dictionary definitions for agalloch

agalloch
/ (əˈɡælək) /

noun

another name for eaglewood

Word Origin for agalloch

C17: from Greek agallokhon
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