What does galbanum mean?

Definitions for galbanumˈgæl bə nəm

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. galbanum, gum albanum(noun)

    a bitter aromatic gum resin that resembles asafetida


  1. galbanum(Noun)

    A bitter, aromatic resin or gum, extracted from plants of the genus Ferula, that resembles asafetida and has been used in incense and in aromatherapy

  2. Origin: From galbanum, from χαλβάνη.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Galbanum(noun)

    a gum resin exuding from the stems of certain Asiatic umbelliferous plants, mostly species of Ferula. The Bubon Galbanum of South Africa furnishes an inferior kind of galbanum. It has an acrid, bitter taste, a strong, unpleasant smell, and is used for medical purposes, also in the arts, as in the manufacture of varnish

  2. Origin: [L. galbanum, Gr. , prob. from Heb. klekb'nh: cf. F. galbanum.]


  1. Galbanum

    Galbanum is an aromatic gum resin, the product of certain umbelliferous Persian plant species, chiefly Ferula gummosa and Ferula rubricaulis. Galbanum-yielding plants grow plentifully on the slopes of the mountain ranges of northern Iran. It occurs usually in hard or soft, irregular, more or less translucent and shining lumps, or occasionally in separate tears, of a light-brown, yellowish or greenish-yellow colour, and has a disagreeable, bitter taste, a peculiar, somewhat musky odour, an intense green scent, and a specific gravity of 1.212. It contains about 8% terpenes; about 65% of a resin which contains sulfur; about 20% gum; and a very small quantity of the colorless crystalline substance umbelliferone. It also contains a-pinene, b-pinene, limonene, cadinene, 3-carene, and ocimene.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Galbanum

    gal′ban-um, n. a resinous juice obtained from an Eastern plant, used in medicine and in the arts, and by the Jews in the preparation of the sacred incense.—Also Gal′ban. [L.,—Gr. chalbanē, prob. an Eastern word.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of galbanum in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of galbanum in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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