aggag

noun

ag·​gag
ˈä-ˌgäg
plural -s
1
: a screw pine (Pandanus tectorius) with prop roots and sword-shaped spiny leaves covered with a whitish bloom
2
: an article (as a mat or bag) made from the split leaves of the aggag

Word History

Etymology

borrowed from Chamorro akgak

First Known Use

1904, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of aggag was in 1904

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“Aggag.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aggag. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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