Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A fragrant wood, the aloes or lign-aloes of the Scriptures. It is much used by the Orientals, and especially by the Chinese, as incense in their religious ceremonies. It, is the produce of Aquilaria Agallocha, a large tree which grows in the mountains of Cochin-China, Assam, and adjoining regions, and belongs to the natural order Thymeleaceæ. Portions of the trunk and branches become saturated with a dark aromatic resin, and these alone are used in the preparation of incense. The resin is sometimes extracted by distillation or infusion. The wood is also called calambac, aloes-wood, and agila-, agal-, or eaglewood. See
- n. agalloch
“The perfume emanated by the exudation of the Amytis agallochum issues out of the bodies.”
“It filled the room, just as it had filled the big hall at the Kirkstone house, the almost sickening fragrance of agallochum burned in a cigarette.”
“Oriental tree (Num. 24: 6), probably the agallochum or aloe-wood.”
“_ Lignaloes or agallochum, to be distinguished from the medicinal aloes.”
“The fragrant ointment is the product of an Indian shrub, Aquilaria agallochum; and the bitter purgative is from the true Aloes, A.”
“The modern Greeks call silk [Greek: metaxa.]] [Footnote 3: [Greek: "tzandana,"] probably "sandalwood;" sometimes called _agallochum.”
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