linaloe

noun
li·​na·​loe | \ lēˈnälōā \
variants: or less commonly linaloa \ -​ōä \
plural -s

Definition of linaloe

: 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

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History and Etymology for linaloe

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

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“Linaloe.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/linaloe. Accessed 31 Oct. 2020.

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