|Aloes, Lign Aloes |
(in Heb. Ahalim, Ahaloth ), The name of a costly and sweet-smelling wood which is mentioned in (Numbers 24:6; Psalms 45:8; Proverbs 7:17; Solomon 4:14; John 19:39) It is usually identified with the Aquilaria agollochum , an aromatic wood much valued in India. This tree sometimes grows to the height of 120 feet, being 12 feet in girth.
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Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Aloes, Lign Aloes'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary".