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a thorny evergreen tree, Argania spinosa, native to SW Morocco, the plum-sized fruit of which contains a nut that yields an oil valued for cooking
Historical Examples

Then again we were in the argan forest—the last of it, and the best: beautiful trees, with their knarled, twisted branches.
In the Tail of the Peacock Isabel Savory

Do not speak so loud, for fear of splitting open the head of Mr. argan.
The Imaginary Invalid Molire

After a brief mid-day rest we reached the outskirts of the argan Forest.
Morocco S.L. Bensusan

But it must not be thought that the argan Forest is composed entirely of these trees.
Morocco S.L. Bensusan

(To argan) Sir, allow me to undeceive him, and to show him his mistake.
The Imaginary Invalid Molire

It remains with me always, and the mere mention of the argan Forest brings it back.
Morocco S.L. Bensusan

Now and then a train of camels swung along, carrying gum or wax or argan oil or almonds.
In the Tail of the Peacock Isabel Savory

Absalaam, meanwhile, was deftly setting out the meal in the shadow of the argan branches.
The Pursuit Frank (Frank Mackenzie) Savile

Item, on the 27th, a good mixture composed for the purpose of driving out the bad humours of Mr. argan, three francs.
The Imaginary Invalid Molire

argan wood is exceedingly hard and slow growing, thus differing materially from the olive, to which it seems so nearly related.
Morocco S.L. Bensusan


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