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argan

noun
  1. a thorny evergreen tree, Argania spinosa, native to SW Morocco, the plum-sized fruit of which contains a nut that yields an oil valued for cooking
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Historical Examples

  • Do not speak so loud, for fear of splitting open the head of Mr. Argan.

    The Imaginary Invalid

    Molire

  • (To Argan) Sir, allow me to undeceive him, and to show him his mistake.

  • After a brief mid-day rest we reached the outskirts of the Argan Forest.

    Morocco

    S.L. Bensusan

  • But it must not be thought that the Argan Forest is composed entirely of these trees.

    Morocco

    S.L. Bensusan

  • The argan dominates the forest but does not account for its beauty.

    Morocco

    S.L. Bensusan