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ar·gan

also ar·gane  (är′gən)
n.
A thorny tree (Argania spinosa) of southern Morocco, producing fruits containing seeds that yield an oil rich in vitamin E, prized for cooking and used in cosmetics.

[Colloquial Moroccan Arabic argān, from Tashelhiyt (Berber language of the area in which it grows) argan.]

argan

(ˈɑːɡən)
n
(Plants) a thorny evergreen tree, Argania spinosa, native to SW Morocco, the plum-sized fruit of which contains a nut that yields an oil valued for cooking
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