Definitions for labdanumˈlæb də nəm

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

lab•da•numˈlæb də nəm(n.)

also ladanum

  1. a resinous juice that exudes from various rockroses of the genus Cistus and is used in perfumery and fumigation products.

    Category: Chemistry

Origin of labdanum:

1350–1400; ME labdanum, lapdanum < ML, for L lādanum < Gk ladanon < Semitic

Princeton's WordNet

  1. labdanum, gum labdanum(noun)

    a dark brown to greenish oleoresin that has a fragrant odor and is used as a fixative in perfumes; obtained as a juice from certain rockroses

  2. labdanum, ladanum(noun)

    a soft blackish-brown resinous exudate from various rockroses used in perfumes especially as a fixative


  1. labdanum(Noun)

    A sticky brown resin obtained from species of rockrose, used mainly in perfume.

  2. Origin: ladanum, from λήδανον, from λήδον, from a language; compare Akkadian .

Webster Dictionary

  1. Labdanum(noun)

    see Ladanum


  1. Labdanum

    Labdanum, also called ladanum or ladan, is a sticky brown resin obtained from the shrubs Cistus ladanifer and Cistus creticus, species of rockrose. It has a long history of use in herbal medicine and as a perfume ingredient.


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