a tree, possibly the red sandalwood. I Kings 10:12.
And the navy also of Hiram, that brought gold from Ophir, brought in from Ophir great plenty of almug trees and precious stones.
The Bible Story Rev. Newton Marshall Hall
She has not come to prove him with hard questions, but to repose under his almug trees.
A Dream of Empire William Henry Venable
No Jewish lexicon tells us of almug or algum trees; no Hebrew writer undertakes to describe them.
Prehistoric Structures of Central America Martin Ingham Townsend
(1 Kings 10:11, 12) = algum (2 Chr. 2:8; 9:10, 11), in the Hebrew occurring only in the plural _almuggim_ (indicating that the wood was brought in planks), the name of a wood brought from Ophir to be used in the building of the temple, and for other purposes. Some suppose it to have been the white sandal-wood of India, the Santalum album of botanists, a native of the mountainous parts of the Malabar coasts. It is a fragrant wood, and is used in China for incense in idol-worship. Others, with some probability, think that it was the Indian red sandal-wood, the pterocarpus santalinus, a heavy, fine-grained wood, the Sanscrit name of which is valguka. It is found on the Coromandel coast and in Ceylon.
a permanent-magnet alloy having , , and as its principal ingredients. Historical Examples You can establish a psi field in a suitable material, just as you can establish a magnetic field in steel or alnico. The Ambulance Made Two Trips William Fitzgerald Jenkins noun trademark an alloy of aluminium, nickel, cobalt, iron, and copper, used […]
Ephialtes and Otus, the sons of Poseidon and Iphimedia, raised by Aloeus.
noun any of various tropical plants of the genus Alocasia See aroid Historical Examples Edible but itchy root, grown as ornamental and wild: alocasia macrorrhiza. A Dictionary of Cebuano Visayan John U. Wolff The alae replied: “It is in the leaf of the a-pe plant” (alocasia macrorrhiza). Hawaiian Folk Tales Various A new plant, modelled […]
land owned absolutely; land owned and not subject to any rent, service, or other tenurial right of an overlord. . Historical Examples Still in Hampshire, where alodiaries abounded, it was not every free man holding land who had an alod. Domesday Book and Beyond Frederic William Maitland noun (pl) -lodia (-ˈləʊdɪə), -lods (history) lands held […]
. land owned absolutely; land owned and not subject to any rent, service, or other tenurial right of an overlord. Historical Examples Nunilo and alodia were the children of a Moslem father and a Christian mother. Christianity and Islam in Spain (756-1031) Charles Reginald Haines noun (pl) -lodia (-ˈləʊdɪə), -lods (history) lands held in absolute […]