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[lad-nuh m] /ˈlæd nəm/
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  • 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
  • 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.

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

    The Browning Cyclopdia Edward Berdoe
British Dictionary definitions for ladanum


another name for labdanum
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