galbanum


gal·ba·num

noun \ˈgal-bə-nəm, ˈgl-\

Definition of GALBANUM

:  a yellowish to green or brown aromatic bitter gum resin derived from several Asian plants (as Ferula galbaniflua) and used in incense

Origin of GALBANUM

Middle English, from Latin, from Greek chalbanē, of Semitic origin; akin to Hebrew ḥelbĕnāh galbanum
First Known Use: 14th century

gal·ba·num

noun \ˈgal-bə-nəm, ˈgl-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of GALBANUM

: a yellowish to green or brown aromatic bitter gum resin derived from several Asian plants (genus Ferula and especially F. galbaniflua) of the family Umbelliferae and that resembles asafetida and has been used for similar medicinal purposes

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