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Aloeswood a.k.a. Agarwood, also known as oud, oodh or agar, is a dark resinous heartwood that forms in Aquilaria and Gyrinops trees when they become infected with a type of mould. Prior to infection, the heartwood is relatively light and pale coloured; however, as the infection progresses, the tree produces a dark aromatic resin in response to the attack, which results in a very dense, dark, resin embedded heartwood. The resin embedded wood is commonly called gaharu, jinko, aloeswood, agarwood, or oud and is valued in many cultures for its distinctive fragrance, and thus is used for incense and perfumes.

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Google previewSix Records of a Life Adrift (2011)

by Shen Fu, Graham Sanders

Aloeswood is an aromatic resinous heartwood of Aquilaria trees used to make incense. It is known as “sinking incense” because it is too dense to float in water. 11. The Buddha's hand citron is a fragrant fruit shaped like a manyfingered hand ...

Google previewFood in the Ancient World from A to Z (2003)

by Andrew Dalby

Aloeswood is an entirely different product, the aromatic wood of a tree native ...

Google previewUnited Editors Encyclopedia and Dictionary (1907)

A Library of Universal Knowledge and an Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language ...

Aloeswood (q.v.), etc; some produce important dye-woods, as Logwood (q.v.), Brazil Wood (q.v.), ...

Google previewChambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 4 of 4: S-Z and supplements)

by Various

agallochum or aloeswood.—Also Tom′bac. Tamboo, Tambu. See Taboo. Tambour, tam′bōōr, n. asmall, ...

Google previewA Comprehensive Dictionary, English and Marathi (1870)

by Baba Padmanji

- ALoEswooD, a. precious wood 3111€ п.

Google previewA Witch's Craft Volume 1: Dictionary for a Witch's Grimoire

by Viktorija Briggs

Gender: F Planet: Moon Element: Water Deities: Jupiter, Luna, Mars, Zeus Aloeswood: Latin: Aquilaria Agallocha Other Names: Agallocha, Agalwood, Agilawood, Aguru, Chang Hsiang, Ch'En Hsiang, Chen Xiang, Chi Ku Hsiang, Ch'Ing Kuei ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Plant Sciences (2012)

by Michael Allaby

Allomyces allopatric allopatric speciation allopatry allopolyploid allosteric effect allspice alluvial alluvial fan alluvium almond Alnus Alocasia aloeswood Alopecurus myosuroides alphaamino acid alpha helix alphamesohaline Alphitonia alpine ...

Google previewCRC World Dictionary of Medicinal and Poisonous Plants (2016)

Common Names, Scientific Names, Eponyms, Synonyms, and Etymology (5 Volume Set) by Umberto Quattrocchi

Common names: agarwood, aloeswood, eaglewood, gaharu, gaharu wood, ...

Google previewA New and Comprehensive Dictionary of the English Language as Spoken and Written (1872)

by Hyde Clarke

TAM' BAc, n aloeswood. Taxi'bour, n tambourine; drummer, drumlike frame for embroidery, embroidery; drumlike member of a capital, round course of stone; entrance ...

Google previewConcise English Dictionary (2007)

by Wordsworth Editions, Limited

to aloeswood or its resin: (without cap.; usu. in ...

Google previewA Dictionary of the English Language (1832)

Intended to Exhibit: I. The Origin and the Affinities of Every English Word ... II. The Orthography and the Pronunciation of Words ... III. Accurate and Discriminating Definitions of Technical and Scientific Terms ... To which are Prefixed an Introductory Dissertation on the Origin, History, and Connection of the Languages of Western Asia and of Europe and a Concise Grammar, Philosophical and Practical, of the English Language by Noah Webster

Aloeswood, xyloe-aloes, a drug, which is the product of a tree growing in China and some of the Indian isles. It is of a light spungy texture, very porous, and the pores so filled with a soft fragrant resin, that ...

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The value of this 9-letter word is 13 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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