Not identified by naturalists.
(only in pl., Heb. ahalim), a perfume derived from some Oriental tree (Numbers 24:6), probably the agallochum or aloe-wood. (See ALOES).
LIGN-AL'OES, noun [Latin lignum, wood, and aloes.] Aloes-wood. Numbers 24:1.
LIG'NEOUS, adjective [Latin ligneus.] Wooden; made of wood; consisting of wood; resembling wood. The harder part of a plant is ligneous
LIGNIFICA'TION, noun The process of becoming or of converting into wood, or the hard substance of a vegetable.
LIG'NIFORM adjective [Latin lignum, wood, and form.] Like wood; resembling wood.
LIG'NIFY, verb transitive [Latin lignum, wood, and facio, to make.] To convert into wood.
LIG'NIFY, verb intransitive To become wood.
LIG'NITE, noun [Latin lignum.] Fossil or bituminous wood, a mineral combustible substance.
LIG'NOUS, adjective Ligneous. [Little used.]
LIGNUM-VIT'AE, noun [Latin] Guaiacum or pockwood, a genus of plants, natives of warm climates. The common Lignumvitae is a native of the warm latitudes of America. If becomes a large tree, having a hard, brownish, brittle bark, and its wood firm, solid, ponderous, very resinous, of a blackish yellow color in the middle, and of a hot aromatic taste. It is of considerable use in medicine and the mechanical arts, being wrought into utensils, wheels, cogs, and various articles of turnery.