Origin of asafetida
Examples from the Web for asafetida
Us wore rabbits foots, little bags of asfiddy (asafetida), and garlic tabs 'round our necks to keep off mis'ries.Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves|Work Projects Administration
Den some peoples keeps a bag of asafetida tied round dey neck to keep off sickness.
"Pleasant and palatable as castor oil mixed with asafetida," replied the manager with a scowl.Mixed Faces|Roy Norton
Likewise, in the spring of the year he frequently anointed the young of the species with a mixture of mutton suet and asafetida."Speaking of Operations--"|Irvin S. Cobb
I does 'member dat chillun had to live wid bags of assfiddy (asafetida) 'round deir necks to keep off ailments.
late 14c., from Medieval Latin asa (Latinized from Persian aza "mastic") + foetida, fem. of foetidus "stinking" (see fetid).