eaglewood

noun

ea·​gle·​wood ˈē-gəl-ˌwu̇d How to pronounce eaglewood (audio)
: agarwood
The dark brown agarwood or eaglewood, which is formed as a result of the tree's immune response to fungal infection, is the principal product of the tree.Smita Bhattacharyya

Word History

First Known Use

1669, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of eaglewood was in 1669

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“Eaglewood.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eaglewood. Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

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