Definition of bdellium in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈdelēəm/


A fragrant resin produced by a number of trees related to myrrh, used in perfumes.
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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Syllabification: bdel·li·um

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