argan tree

noun ar·gan tree

Definition of argan tree

  1. :  a tall Moroccan tree (Argania sideroxylon) of the family Sapotaceae bearing fruits like olives that are used as a cattle food and seeds that yield argan oil

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Origin and Etymology of argan tree

borrowed from Moroccan Arabic & Berber; Moroccan Arabic argan, borrowed from Berber (Shilha/Tashelhit), “oil of the argan tree”


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