a gum resin with a peculiar, strong odor, obtained from certain Asian plants of the genus Ferula, used in incense and formerly in medicine.
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How to use galbanum in a sentence
Discutients possess the power of repelling or resolving tumors, such as galbanum, &c.Mrs. Hale's Receipts for the Million | Sarah Josepha Hale
What I advise is this: Give them a good deal of 'galbanum' in the first part of your letter.The PG Edition of Chesterfield's Letters to His Son | The Earl of Chesterfield
This is the point for the application of the galbanum or other "warm plaster."Mrs. Hale's Receipts for the Million | Sarah Josepha Hale
A suffumigation of sandarach1100 with galbanum, or goats fat, will drive away Scorpions and every other reptile.
galbanum killeth serpents only by touching, if oyle and the herbe called Fenell-giant be mixt withall.Curious Creatures in Zoology | John Ashton
British Dictionary definitions for galbanum
a bitter aromatic gum resin extracted from any of several Asian umbelliferous plants of the genus Ferula, esp F. galbaniflua, and used in incense and medicinally as a counterirritant
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