a bitter, bad-smelling Asian gum resin, obtained from various plants (genus Ferula) of the umbel family, formerly used in medicine
Origin of galbanumMiddle English from Classical Latin from Classical Greek chalban? from Classical Hebrew (language) chelbenah
A bitter, aromatic gum resin extracted from a southwest Asian plant (Ferula gummosa syn. F. galbaniflua) in the parsley family, used in incense and in traditional medicine.
Origin of galbanumMiddle English from Latin from Greek khalbanē of Semitic origin &xlowdot;lb
- A bitter, aromatic resin or gum, extracted from plants of the genus Ferula, that resembles assafoetida and has been used in incense and in aromatherapy
- And the Lord said to Moses: Take unto thee spices, stacte, and onycha, galbanum of sweet savour, and the clearest frankincense, all shall be of equal weight. Exodus 30:34, Douay-Rheims-Challoner translation
From Latin galbanum (“galbanum”), from Ancient Greek χαλβάνη (khalbanē, “galbanum”).