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galbanum

Line breaks: gal|ba¦num
Pronunciation: /ˈɡalbənəm
 
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Definition of galbanum in English:

noun

[mass noun]
A bitter aromatic resin produced from kinds of ferula.
Example sentences
  • The ingredients asafoetida, galbanum and opoponax are all strong-smelling resins derived from plants.
  • Coptic medical documents indicate that galbanum was used to rid the home and body of fleas and other vermin.
  • A member of the Apiaceae family, galbanum is native to the Middle East and western Asia.

Origin

Middle English: via Latin from Greek khalbanē, probably of Semitic origin.

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