bdellium

noun
bdel·​li·​um | \ ˈde-lē-əm How to pronounce bdellium (audio) \

Definition of bdellium

: a gum resin similar to myrrh obtained from various trees (genus Commiphora) of the East Indies and Africa

First Known Use of bdellium

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for bdellium

Middle English, from Latin, from Greek bdellion

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“Bdellium.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bdellium. Accessed 7 Mar. 2021.

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bdellium

noun
bdel·​li·​um | \ ˈdel-ē-əm How to pronounce bdellium (audio) \

Medical Definition of bdellium

: a gum resin similar to myrrh obtained from various trees (genus Commiphora) of the East Indies and Africa

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