variants or less commonly agallochum
plural -s

Word History


borrowed from Greek agálachon, agállochon (Dioscorides), borrowed by uncertain mediation from an Indo-Aryan source akin to Sanskrit aguruḥ, agaruḥ, probably borrowed from a Dravidian source (whence Tamil & Malayalam akil, name for Aquilaria malaccensis)

First Known Use

1543, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of agalloch was in 1543

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“Agalloch.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.

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