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lignum rhodium



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New Latin, from Latin lignum (wood) + Ancient Greek ῥόδον (rhódon, rose) + Latin -ius (wood)


  • IPA(key): /ˈlɪɡnəm ˈɹəʊdɪəm/


lignum rhodium (uncountable)

  1. The fragrant wood of several shrubs and trees, especially of species of Convolvulus scoparius and Convolvulus floridus (Convolvulaceae) from the Canary Islands, and of the West Indian Amyris balsamifera (Rutaceae).
  2. An oil yielded by such plants, used in herbal medicine.


Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for lignum rhodium in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)