- a myrrhlike gum resin
- any of a genus (Commiphora) of trees of the bursera family yielding this
- Bible a jewel variously interpreted as being a carbuncle (Gen. 2:12), a crystal (Num. 11:7), or a pearl (rabbinical interpretation)
Origin of bdelliumMiddle English from Classical Latin from Classical Greek bdellion; of Semitic origin, originally (as in Assyrian budul?u, Classical Hebrew (language) bedolach)
An aromatic gum resin similar to myrrh, produced by certain Asian and African shrubs or trees of the genus Commiphora.
Origin of bdelliumMiddle English from Latin from Greek bdellion variant of bdolkhon of Semitic origin Akkadian budul&hlowbrev;u
(countable and uncountable, plural bdelliums)