Aloeswood seems to have more names than you can count and I’m curious about where some of them come from. Eaglewood in particular, at least if you believe wikipedia, seems to be the European name that comes from Lignum Aquila, and the reason given is aquila’s similarity to the pronunciation of another name for aloeswood, gaharu. I’m particularly curious as to where this comes from, as I’d like to track down the etymology for this use as far as I can. I realize it’s a long shot, but if ya know or know who might, please chip in!
A question about eaglewood