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agalloch

[uh-gal-uh k, ag-uh-lok]
noun
  1. 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

1625–35; < Late Latin agallochon < Greek agállochon (altered by influence of agállein to decorate); ultimately of Dravidian orig.; see eaglewood
Also called a·gal·lo·chum [uh-gal-uh-kuh m] /əˈgæl ə kəm/, ag·al·wood [ag-uh l-woo d] /ˈæg əlˌwʊd/, agilawood, aloes, aloeswood, eaglewood, lignaloes.
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Historical Examples

  • 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

agalloch

noun
  1. another name for eaglewood
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Word Origin

C17: from Greek agallokhon
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