agalloch

[uh-gal-uh k, ag-uh-lok]

noun

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

Nearby words

  1. agal,
  2. agalactia,
  3. agalactorrhea,
  4. agalactosis,
  5. agalite,
  6. agalwood,
  7. agama,
  8. agamede,
  9. agamedes,
  10. agamemnon

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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British Dictionary definitions for agalwood

agalloch

noun

another name for eaglewood

Word Origin for agalloch

C17: from Greek agallokhon

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