aloeswood

noun

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

Word History

First Known Use

1552, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of aloeswood was in 1552

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“Aloeswood.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aloeswood. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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