Definition of bdellium in English:


Line breaks: bdel|lium
Pronunciation: /ˈdɛlɪəm


[mass noun]
  • A fragrant resin produced by a number of trees related to myrrh, used in perfumes.
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    • 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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