aspalathus

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin aspalathus, from Ancient Greek ἀσπάλαθος (aspálathos).

Noun[edit]

aspalathus (plural aspalathuses)

  1. Any of the genus Aspalathus of flowering plants.
  2. (obsolete) A thorny shrub yielding a fragrant oil.
    • Bible, Ecclesiasticus 24:15
      I gave a sweet smell like cinnamon and aspalathus, and I yielded a pleasant odour like the best myrrh, as galbanum, and onyx, and sweet storax []