Definitions for labdanumˈlæb də nəm
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lab•da•numˈlæb də nəm(n.)
a resinous juice that exudes from various rockroses of the genus Cistus and is used in perfumery and fumigation products.
Origin of labdanum:
1350–1400; ME labdanum, lapdanum < ML, for L lādanum < Gk ladanon < Semitic
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
a soft blackish-brown resinous exudate from various rockroses used in perfumes especially as a fixative
A sticky brown resin obtained from species of rockrose, used mainly in perfume.
Origin: ladanum, from λήδανον, from λήδον, from a language; compare Akkadian .
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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