From Latin aspalathus, from Ancient Greek ἀσπάλαθος (aspálathos).
aspalathus (plural aspalathuses)
- Any of the genus Aspalathus of flowering plants.
- (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 […]