Origin of asafetida
Examples from the Web for asafoetida
Historical Examples of asafoetida
Other products are manna, suffron, asafoetida and other gums.
Everything was running over with wine, truffles, and asafoetida.Salammbo
He reproached himself for having brought neither camphor nor asafoetida, to administer with the corn-brandy.Feats on the Fiord
Saffron, asafoetida, and the gum ammoniac plant, are indigenous in parts of it.
It is generally a greasy stew of mutton, soaked with rancid butter and saffron, and seasoned with asafoetida.Mogreb-el-Acksa
R. B. Cunninghame Graham
Word Origin for asafoetida
late 14c., from Medieval Latin asa (Latinized from Persian aza "mastic") + foetida, fem. of foetidus "stinking" (see fetid).