the heart of certain tropical trees, which yields a fragrant resinous substance and admits of high polish.

The Nuttall Encyclopaedia. . 1907.

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  • Aloes wood — Al oes wood See {Agalloch}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • aloes wood — Agalloch Ag al*loch ([a^]g [a^]l*l[o^]k), ||Agallochum A*gal lo*chum ([.a]*g[a^]l l[ o]*k[u^]m), n. [Gr. a ga llochon, of Eastern origin: cf. Skr. aguru, Heb. pl. ah[=a]l[=i]m.] A soft, resinous wood ({Aquilaria Agallocha}) of highly aromatic… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • aloes-wood — alˈoes wood noun The heartwood of eaglewood • • • Main Entry: ↑aloe …   Useful english dictionary

  • aloes-wood — n. See agalloch …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • Aloes —    (Heb. ahalim), a fragrant wood (Num. 24:6; Ps. 45:8; Prov. 7:17; Cant. 4:14), the Aquilaria agallochum of botanists, or, as some suppose, the costly gum or perfume extracted from the wood. It is found in China, Siam, and Northern India, and… …   Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • Aloes — Aloe Al oe ([a^]l n[ o]), n.; pl. {Aloes} ( [=o]z). [L. alo[ e], Gr. alo h, aloe: cf. OF. aloe, F. alo[ e]s.] 1. pl. The wood of the agalloch. [Obs.] Wyclif. [1913 Webster] 2. (Bot.) A genus of succulent plants, some classed as trees, others as… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lign-aloes — Lign al oes (l[imac]n [a^]l [=o]z or l[i^]g*n[a^]l [=o]z), n. [OE. ligne aloes, fr. L. lignum wood + aloe aloe.] 1. Aloes wood, or agallochum. See {Agallochum}. [1913 Webster] 2. A fragrant tree mentioned in the Bible. Num. xxiv. 6. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lign-aloes — n. Agalloch, agallochum, agillochum, aloes wood, agal wood, eagle wood, calambac …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • lign-aloes — /laɪn ˈæloʊz/ (say luyn alohz) noun the drug aloes; aloes wood …  

  • Lign-aloes —    (only in pl., Heb. ahalim), a perfume derived from some Oriental tree (Num. 24:6), probably the agallochum or aloe wood. (See Aloes) …   Easton's Bible Dictionary

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