agalwood

noun

ag·​al·​wood
ˈa-gəl-ˌwu̇d
variants or agalawood
ˈa-gə-lə-ˌwu̇u̇d

Word History

Etymology

agal- or agala- (borrowed from Portuguese aguila "agalloch," borrowed from Malayalam akil) + wood entry 2

First Known Use

1774, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of agalwood was in 1774

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“Agalwood.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/agalwood. Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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