labdanum

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Etymology[edit]

Latin lādanum, from Ancient Greek λήδανον (lḗdanon, gum), from λήδον (lḗdon, rockrose), from a Semitic language; compare Akkadian [Cuneiform needed] [script needed] (ladinnu).

Noun[edit]

labdanum (uncountable)

  1. A sticky brown resin obtained from species of rockrose, used mainly in perfume.
    • 2007 August 26, Chandler Burr, “Back in Print”, New York Times:
      (A chypre perfume is usually built with oak moss, patchouli and labdanum, an absolute of a dark, thick-smelling Mediterranean bush.)

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