agalloch

agalloch

[uh-gal-uhk, ag-uh-lok]
noun
the fragrant, resinous wood of an East Indian tree, Aquilaria agallocha, of the mezereum family, used as incense in the Orient.
Also called agallochum [uh-gal-uh-kuhm] , agalwood [ag-uhl-wood] , agilawood, aloes, aloeswood, eaglewood, lignaloes.


Origin:
1625–35; < Late Latin agallochon < Greek agállochon (altered by influence of agállein to decorate); ultimately of Dravidian orig.; see eaglewood

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agalloch (əˈɡælək)
 
n
another name for eaglewood
 
[C17: from Greek agallokhon]

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