[ee-guh l-woo d]

Origin of eaglewood

1510–20; translation of Portuguese pão d'aguila wood of agalloch, by confusion of Portuguese águia eagle with aguila < Malayalam agil agalloch
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British Dictionary definitions for eaglewood


  1. an Asian thymelaeaceous tree, Aquilaria agallocha, having fragrant wood that yields a resin used as a perfume
  2. the wood of this tree
Also called: aloes, aloes wood, agalloch, lignaloes
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