from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A thorny tree (Argania spinosa) of southern Morocco, producing fruits containing seeds that yield an oil rich in vitamin E, prized for cooking and used in cosmetics.
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- noun A tree (Argania spinosa) of southwestern Morocco, particularly prized for its
- noun The
fruitof this tree
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Moroccan-sourced product ingredients such as argan oil, myrrh, and black soap are also building steam.
To wake up and have as the morning's duty the challenge of trying a new surf board, with a group of cheerful British girls--on green waves that curled on a long dry rock beach, nestled in a desert grove, with cacti and salt-dried argan trees in the background the source, I learned, of a massage oil only to be found in Morocco -- is quite nice.
The argan-oil-infused hair treatment makes hair shiny and strong.
The bathroom was stocked with fluffy towels, argan oil and a stool for seated sponge baths.
As for extra-virgin olive oil, I do use it quite often but its ubiquity serves to overshadow many wonderful oils like pistachio, walnut, argan and even grapeseed.
The result: A potion for the face containing 11 essential oils including those from jasmine, argan and rose hip seed.
It buys argan nuts from Berber women in Morocco and sandalwood oil from Australian aborigines.
John Lyons/The Wall Street Journal Aveda is used to dealing with small farmers; its network of supply relationships includes buying argan nut oil from Berber women and sandalwood oil from Australian aborigines.
Supermodel Josie Maran packs her eponymous makeup line with organic and age-defying argan oil.
Berber breakfast of mint tea with flat bread and amlou (a spread made from honey and argan nut extract) is "to die for".