aloeswood

noun
al·​oes·​wood | \ ˈa-(ˌ)lōz-ˌwu̇d How to pronounce aloeswood (audio) \

Definition of aloeswood

: agarwood Although esteemed after ten years of arduous study as the finest swordsman in Japan, he renounces the vanity of wealth and comes at the last to know himself as a being synonymous with a pear blossom, a flight of geese, or the scent of aloeswood.— Lewis H. Lapham

First Known Use of aloeswood

1552, in the meaning defined above

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“Aloeswood.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aloeswood. Accessed 14 Jul. 2020.

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