ladanum definition

  • noun:
    • Variant of labdanum.
    • A gum resin gathered from specific Oriental types of Cistus. It offers a pungent smell and is mainly found in making plasters, and fumigation.
    • A resinous liquid that exudes from Cistus ladaniferus, a shrub which develops in Spain and Portugal, and from C. Creticus and C. salvifolius, which grow in Crete, Syria, etc.
    • a soft blackish-brown resinous exudate from numerous rockroses found in perfumes especially as a fixative

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