labdanum

labdanum

[lab-duh-nuhm]
noun
a resinous juice that exudes from various rockroses of the genus Cistus: used in perfumery, fumigating substances, etc.
Also, ladanum.


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

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labdanum or ladanum (ˈlæbdənəm)
 
n
a dark resinous juice obtained from various rockroses of the genus Cistus, used in perfumery and in the manufacture of fumigants and medicinal plasters
 
[C16: Latin, from Greek ladanon, from lēdon rockrose, from Semitic]
 
ladanum or ladanum
 
n
 
[C16: Latin, from Greek ladanon, from lēdon rockrose, from Semitic]

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