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lignum aloes

[OED idem, aloes (wood)] n. a shrub (sp?): 1731 The wood is of a very dark brown color . . in smell and appearance re­sembling Aloes; and is by the inhabitants of the Bahama Islands (where it grows) called Lignum Aloes (Catesby II 91). (Inagua)

Tags: noun, shrub, wood

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Last update: 2010-11-23 01:19
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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