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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 (2013)

by Andrew Dalby

Aloeswood is an entirely ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Aphrodisiacs (2013)

Psychoactive Substances for Use in Sexual Practices by Christian Rätsch, Claudia Müller-Ebeling

Aloeswood. See Agarwood. Alprostadil. Trade Names Caverject, Edex, MUSE, Prostin VR Alprostadil is a substance produced naturally in the body, an offspring of the hormone prostaglandin, which can be found even in the human placenta ...

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 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 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 previewPhreno-mnemotechnic Dictionary (1844)

Being a Philosophical Classification of All the Homophonic Words of the English Language; Containing Also Separate Classifications of Geographical, Mythological, Biographical, Scientific and Technical Homophonic Words to be Used in the Application of the Phreno-mnemotechnic Principles by Francis Fauvel-Gouraud

501—Aeolist, illicit, lawsuit, whilst, alcedo, lost, lusty, list, aloeswood, lucid, lowest , laced, leucite, lest, least, licit, lust, last, leased, loosed, leeside, elicit, hill-side, helicite. * 502—Elsen, leucine, loosen, 67 lisne, leucin, lesson, leason, lessen, ...

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, Indonesian agarwood, jinko, oud, oudh Aquilaria malaccensis Lam. (Agallochum malaccense (Lam.) Kuntze; Aloexylum agallochum Lour.; Aquilaria agallocha Roxb.

Google previewA Comprehensive Dictionary, English and Marathi (1870)

by Baba Padmanji

- ALoEswooD, a. precious wood 3111€ п. AMT* ad ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures (2003)

Family, Body, Sexuality And Health by Suad Joseph, Afsāna Naǧmābādī

Nightly rituals for every wife of good taste involved standing over burning aloeswood (also known as agarwood, eaglewood, oud, gaharu) and frankincense to ensure a fragrant body. It was believed that the foul smell of breastfeeding women ...

Google previewConcise English Dictionary (2007)

by Wordsworth Editions, Limited

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

Google previewA General Dictionary of the English Language (1768)

Compiled with the Greatest Care from the Best Authors and Dictionaries Now Extant. By a Society of Gentlemen

—Rider with great probability supposes it to be aloeswood which is meant. ATNAGER, ALN EGER, or Aul NE GER, / (Fr.) An officer ...

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