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algum

algum (ălˈgəm, ôlˈ–) [key], or almug ălˈməg, ôlˈ–, precious wood mentioned in the Bible (2 Chron. 2.8; 9.10,11), used in the Temple of Solomon and in his palace, brought from Ophir and Lebanon. It is perhaps a red sandalwood.

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