bdellium definition

  • noun:
    • An aromatic gum resin similar to myrrh, made by specific Asian and African bushes or trees of the genus Commiphora.
    • most likely an aromatic gum like balsam which was exuded from a tree, probably one of many species within the genus Commiphora.
    • An unidentified material pointed out inside Bible (Gen. ii. 12, and Num. xi. 7), variously taken to be a gum, a precious stone, or pearls, or maybe a kind of emerald within Arabia.
    • A gum resin of reddish brown shade, brought from India, Persia, and Africa.
    • A name fond of two fragrant gum-resins, much like myrrh, but weaker.
    • aromatic gum resin; comparable to myrrh

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