[ al-muhg, awl- ]

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

Origin of almug

First recorded in 1605–15; cf. algum

Words Nearby almug Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use almug in a sentence

  • 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.