a fragrant gum resin obtained from certain burseraceous plants, as of the genus Commiphora.
a plant yielding this resin.
a substance mentioned in the Bible. Gen. 2:12; Num. 11:7.
Origin of bdellium
< Latin < Greek bdéllion, probably from a Sem word akin to Hebrew bedhōlah, name of a fragrant yellowish transparent gum
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any of several African or W Asian trees of the burseraceous genus Commiphora that yield a gum resin
the aromatic gum resin, similar to myrrh, produced by any of these trees
Word Origin for bdellium
C16: from Latin, from Greek bdellion, perhaps from Hebrew bědhōlah
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