A fragrant resin produced by a number of trees related to myrrh, used in perfumes.
More example sentences
- In some way it was like coriander seed and in some other way like bdellium, a fragrant resin.
- The gum exudate is collected from incisions or spontaneous cracks in the bark of the bdellium tree.
- Egyptian women carried little pouches filled with pieces of the bdellium for the scent.
late Middle English: via Latin from Greek bdellion, of Semitic origin.
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