aloeswood

noun al·oes·wood \ ˈa-(ˌ)lōz-ˌwu̇d \

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

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