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agalloch

[uh-gal-uh k, ag-uh-lok] /əˈgæl ək, ˈæg əˌlɒk/
noun
1.
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-kuh m] /əˈgæl ə kəm/ (Show IPA),
agalwood
[ag-uh l-woo d] /ˈæg əlˌwʊd/ (Show IPA),
agilawood, aloes, aloeswood, eaglewood, lignaloes.
Origin
1625-1635
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/
noun
1.
another name for eaglewood
Word Origin
C17: from Greek agallokhon
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