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ladanum


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ladanum  \Lad"a*num\,  n.  [L.  ladanum,  ledanum,  Gr  la`danon, 
  lh`danon,  fr  lh^don  name  of  a  shrub,  mastic;  cf  Per. 
  l[=a]dan,  l[=a]den.  Cf  {Laudanum}.] 
  A  gum  resin  gathered  from  certain  Oriental  species  of 
  {Cistus}.  It  has  a  pungent  odor  and  is  chiefly  used  in  making 
  plasters,  and  for  fumigation.  [Written  also  {labdanum}.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  ladanum 
  n  :  a  soft  blackish-brown  resinous  exudate  from  various 
  rockroses  used  in  perfumes  especially  as  a  fixative  [syn: 
  {labdanum}] 




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