bdellium

noun

bdel·​li·​um ˈde-lē-əm How to pronounce bdellium (audio)
: a gum resin similar to myrrh obtained from various trees (genus Commiphora) of the East Indies and Africa

Word History

Etymology

Middle English, from Latin, from Greek bdellion

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bdellium was in the 14th century

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“Bdellium.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bdellium. Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition

bdellium

noun
bdel·​li·​um ˈdel-ē-əm How to pronounce bdellium (audio)
: a gum resin similar to myrrh obtained from various trees (genus Commiphora) of the East Indies and Africa
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