The Definition of the word Almug
(1 Kings 10:11, 12) = algum (2 Chr. 2:8; 9:10, 11), in the Hebrew occurring only in the plural almuggim (indicating that "the wood was brought in planks), the name of a wood brought from" "Ophir to be used in the building of the temple, and for other" purposes. Some suppose it to have been the white sandal-wood of "India, the Santalum album of botanists, a native of the" "mountainous parts of the Malabar coasts. It is a fragrant wood," "and is used in China for incense in idol-worship. Others, with" "some probability, think that it was the Indian red sandal-wood," "the pterocarpus santalinus, a heavy, fine-grained wood, the" Sanscrit name of which is valguka. It is found on the Coromandel coast and in Ceylon.