eaglewood

[ ee-guhl-wood ]

noun

Origin of eaglewood

1
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”

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British Dictionary definitions for eaglewood

eaglewood

/ (ˈiːɡəlˌwʊd) /


noun
  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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