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Probably an aromatic gum like balsam that was exuded from a tree, probably one of several species in the genus Commiphora.
Middle English from Latin from Greek bdellion variant of bdolkhon of Semitic origin Akkadian budulḫu
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Latin bdellium, from Ancient Greek βδέλλιον (bdellion), itself perhaps from Hebrew בְּדֹלַח (bdólakh).
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