Al"gum (#), n.

Same as Almug (and etymologically preferable).

2 Chron. ii. 8.


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Al"mug (#), 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).

⇒ Most writers at the present day follow Celsius, who takes it to be the red sandalwood of China and the Indian Archipelago.

W. Smith.


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