[ uh-gal-uh k, ag-uh-lok ]
/ əˈgæl ək, ˈæg əˌlɒk /
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
Words nearby agalloch
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Example sentences from the Web for agalloch
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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