[ ee-guhl-wood ]
/ ˈi gəlˌwʊd /
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Origin of eaglewood
First recorded in 1510–20; translation of Portuguese pão d'aguila “wood of agalloch,” by confusion of Portuguese águia “eagle” with aguila, from Malayalam agil “agalloch”
Words nearby eaglewood
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British Dictionary definitions for eaglewood
/ (ˈiːɡəlˌwʊd) /
an Asian thymelaeaceous tree, Aquilaria agallocha, having fragrant wood that yields a resin used as a perfume
the wood of this tree
Also called: aloes, aloes wood, agalloch, lignaloes
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