[ al-muhg, awl- ]
/ ˈæl məg, ˈɔl- /
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noun Bible.

a tree, possibly the red sandalwood. 1 Kings 10:12.



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Compare algum.

Origin of almug

First recorded in 1605–15; cf. algum
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  • The walls of these chambers were of cedar, the roof of the noble almug wood, and the floor of poplar boards.

  • She has not come to prove him with hard questions, but to repose under his almug trees.

    A Dream of Empire|William Henry Venable
  • And the navy also of Hiram, that brought gold from Ophir, brought in from Ophir great plenty of almug trees and precious stones.

    The Bible Story|Rev. Newton Marshall Hall
  • No Jewish lexicon tells us of almug or algum trees; no Hebrew writer undertakes to describe them.

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