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Meaning of LADANUM

Pronunciation:  'ladnum

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a soft blackish-brown resinous exudate from various rockroses used in perfumes especially as a fixative
 

LADANUM is a 7 letter word that starts with L.

 

 Synonyms: labdanum
 
 See Also: Cistus ladanifer, Cistus ladanum, common gum cistus, oleoresin

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\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}.]

 

 

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