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[al-guh m, awl-]
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  1. a Biblical tree, possibly the red sandalwood. II Chron. 2:8.
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Origin of algum

1570–80; < Hebrew algūmīm (plural), variant of almuggīm
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  • No Jewish lexicon tells us of almug or algum trees; no Hebrew writer undertakes to describe them.

    Prehistoric Structures of Central America

    Martin Ingham Townsend