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labdanum

[lab-duh-nuh m] /ˈlæb də nəm/
noun
1.
a resinous juice that exudes from various rockroses of the genus Cistus: used in perfumery, fumigating substances, etc.
Also, ladanum.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English labdanum, lapdanum < Medieval Latin, for Latin lādanum < Greek lā́danon, akin to lêdon rockrose < Semitic
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labdanum

/ˈlæbdənəm/
noun
1.
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
C16: Latin, from Greek ladanon, from lēdon rockrose, from Semitic
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