Galbanum meaning

gălbə-nəm, gôl-
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.
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A bitter, bad-smelling Asian gum resin, obtained from various plants (genus Ferula) of the umbel family, formerly used in medicine.
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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.
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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.

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Origin of galbanum

  • Middle English from Latin from Greek khalbanē of Semitic origin x̣lb in Semitic roots

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

  • From Latin galbanum (“galbanum”), from Ancient Greek χαλβάνη (khalbanē, “galbanum”).

    From Wiktionary