eagle wood



1510–20; translation of Portuguese pão d'aguila wood of agalloch, by confusion of Portuguese águia eagle with aguila < Malayalam agil agalloch

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eaglewood (ˈiːɡəlˌwʊd)
1.  an Asian thymelaeaceous tree, Aquilaria agallocha, having fragrant wood that yields a resin used as a perfume
2.  the wood of this tree

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