Bdellium Definition

dĕlē-əm
noun
An aromatic gum resin similar to myrrh, produced by certain Asian and African shrubs or trees of the genus Commiphora.
American Heritage
A myrrhlike gum resin.
Webster's New World
Any of a genus (Commiphora) of trees of the bursera family yielding this.
Webster's New World
A jewel variously interpreted as being a carbuncle (Gen. 2:12), a crystal (Num. 11:7), or a pearl (rabbinical interpretation)
Webster's New World

Probably an aromatic gum like balsam that was exuded from a tree, probably one of several species in the genus Commiphora.

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Other Word Forms of Bdellium

Noun

Singular:
bdellium
Plural:
bdelliums

Origin of Bdellium

  • Middle English from Latin from Greek bdellion variant of bdolkhon of Semitic origin Akkadian budulḫu

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin bdellium, from Ancient Greek βδέλλιον (bdellion), itself perhaps from Hebrew בְּדֹלַח (bdólakh).

    From Wiktionary

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