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argan

/ˈɑːɡæn/
noun
1.
a thorny evergreen tree, Argania spinosa, native to SW Morocco, the plum-sized fruit of which contains a nut that yields an oil valued for cooking
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  • Then again we were in the argan forest—the last of it, and the best: beautiful trees, with their knarled, twisted branches.

  • Do not speak so loud, for fear of splitting open the head of Mr. argan.

  • After a brief mid-day rest we reached the outskirts of the argan Forest.

    Morocco S.L. Bensusan
  • But it must not be thought that the argan Forest is composed entirely of these trees.

    Morocco S.L. Bensusan
  • (To argan) Sir, allow me to undeceive him, and to show him his mistake.

  • It remains with me always, and the mere mention of the argan Forest brings it back.

    Morocco S.L. Bensusan
  • Now and then a train of camels swung along, carrying gum or wax or argan oil or almonds.

  • Absalaam, meanwhile, was deftly setting out the meal in the shadow of the argan branches.

    The Pursuit Frank (Frank Mackenzie) Savile
  • Item, on the 27th, a good mixture composed for the purpose of driving out the bad humours of Mr. argan, three francs.

  • argan wood is exceedingly hard and slow growing, thus differing materially from the olive, to which it seems so nearly related.

    Morocco S.L. Bensusan

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