labdanum

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noun lab·da·num \ˈlab-də-nəm\
variants: or less commonly

play \ˈla-də-nəm, ˈlad-nəm\

Definition of labdanum

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

Origin and Etymology of labdanum

Medieval Latin lapdanum


First Known Use: 14th century


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