[lad-nuh m] Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for ladanum

Historical Examples of ladanum

  • Ladanum, lad′a-num, n. a resinous exudation from the leaves of a shrub growing round the Mediterranean.

  • On the west side of the island the peasants distil rose, orange, and lavender water, and myrtle and ladanum oil.


    Franz von Lher

  • Ladanum is a varnish or gluey coating found on the leaves of Cistus creticus, which grows in Crete.

    The Romance of Plant Life

    G. F. Scott Elliot

  • “Stripes of labdanum” or ladanum: a fragrant, resinous exudation from the plants Cystus creticus and Cystus ladaniferus.

British Dictionary definitions for ladanum


  1. another name for labdanum
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