labdanum

[ lab-duh-nuhm ]
/ ˈlæb də nəm /

noun

a resinous juice that exudes from various rockroses of the genus Cistus: used in perfumery, fumigating substances, etc.

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Origin of labdanum

1350–1400; Middle English labdanum, lapdanum<Medieval Latin, for Latin lādanum<Greek lā́danon, akin to lêdon rockrose <Semitic
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British Dictionary definitions for labdanum

labdanum

ladanum

/ (ˈlæbdənəm) /

noun

a dark resinous juice obtained from various rockroses of the genus Cistus, used in perfumery and in the manufacture of fumigants and medicinal plasters

Word Origin for labdanum

C16: Latin, from Greek ladanon, from lēdon rockrose, from Semitic
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