Almug
Almug Al"mug, Algum Al"gum, n. [Heb., perh. borrowed fr. Skr. valguka sandalwood.] (Script.) A tree or wood of the Bible (2 Chron. ii. 8; 1 K. x. 11). [1913 Webster]

Note: Most writers at the present day follow Celsius, who takes it to be the red sandalwood of China and the Indian Archipelago. --W. Smith. [1913 Webster]


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  • Algum — Almug Al mug, Algum Al gum, n. [Heb., perh. borrowed fr. Skr. valguka sandalwood.] (Script.) A tree or wood of the Bible (2 Chron. ii. 8; 1 K. x. 11). [1913 Webster] Note: Most writers at the present day follow Celsius, who takes it to be the red …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • al|gum — «AL guhm», noun. an unidentified tree mentioned in the Bible, probably a kind of sandalwood. II Chronicles 2:8. See also almug. (Cf. ↑almug) ╂[< Hebrew algūm] …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Algum — Al gum, n. Same as {Almug} (and etymologically preferable). 2 Chron. ii. 8. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Algum — (sometimes rendered Almug) is a type of wood referred to in the Bible. Biblical ReferenceAccording to the Book of First Kings (1 Kings 10:12), and the Second Book of Chronicles (II Chronicles 2:8; 9:10 11), it was used, together with cedar and… …   Wikipedia

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