variants or less commonly linaloa
plural -s
: the wood of any of several trees of the genus Bursera (especially B. aloexylon or B. delpechiana of Mexico) that yields aromatic oils (such as linalool) used chiefly in perfumes and that is used to some extent in furniture and cabinetwork

Word History


Mexican Spanish lináloe, from Spanish, agalloch, from Medieval Latin lignum aloes, literally, wood of the aloe

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“Linaloe.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Mar. 2023.

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