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galbanum


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Galban  \Gal"ban\,  Galbanum  \Gal"ba*num\,  n.  [L.  galbanum,  Gr  ?, 
  prob.  from  Heb.  klekb'n?h:  cf  F.  galbanum.] 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  galbanum 
  n  :  a  bitter  aromatic  gum  resin  that  resembles  asafetida  [syn:  {gum 
  albanum}] 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Galbanum 
  Heb.  helbenah  (Ex.  30:34),  one  of  the  ingredients  in  the  holy 
  incense.  It  is  a  gum,  probably  from  the  Galbanum  officinale. 
 




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