ˈal-ˌgəm also ˈȯl-
variants or less commonly almug
plural -s
: a tree mentioned in the Old Testament, probably cypress, perhaps sandalwood or walnut

Word History


from (assumed) Hebrew algōm, almōg (attested only in plural as algummīm, almuggīm)

First Known Use

1611, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of algum was in 1611

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“Algum.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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