Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

labdanum

play
noun lab·da·num \ˈlab-də-nəm\

Definition of labdanum

  1. :  a soft dark fragrant bitter oleoresin derived from various rockroses (genus Cistus) and used in making perfumes



Variants of labdanum

also

ladanum

\ˈla-də-nəm, ˈlad-nəm\

Origin and Etymology of labdanum

Medieval Latin lapdanum


First Known Use: 14th century


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up labdanum? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to destroy or remove completely

Get Word of the Day daily email!