Asafetida As`a*fet"i*da, Asafoetida As`a*f[oe]t"i*da, n. [Asa + L. foetidus fetid.] The fetid gum resin or inspissated juice of a large umbelliferous plant ({Ferula asaf[oe]tida}) of Persia and the East Indies. It is used in medicine as an antispasmodic. [Written also {assaf[oe]tida}.] [1913 Webster] ||

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  • Assafoetida — As sa*f[oe]t i*da, n. Same as {Asafetida}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • assafoetida — noun /asəˈfɛtɪdə/ A resinous gum from the stem and roots of a wild fennel (Ferula asafoetida), having a strong, unpleasant smell, with culinary and medical uses. The letter she sent me stank of assafoetida or devil’s dung. I was charmed …   Wiktionary

  • assafoetida — n. resin used in food and for medical purposes …   English contemporary dictionary

  • assafoetida — I. noun see asafetida II. see assafetida …   Useful english dictionary

  • Ferula assafoetida —   Asafoetida Ferula scorodosma syn. assafoetida …   Wikipedia Español

  • Ferula assafoetida — …   Википедия

  • Asafoetida — Hing redirects here. For other uses, see Hing (disambiguation). Asafoetida Ferula scorodosma syn. assafoetida Scientific classification Kingdom …   Wikipedia

  • Ferula — Taxobox name = Ferula image width = 240px image caption = Ferula communis regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida ordo = Apiales familia = Apiaceae genus = Ferula genus authority = L. subdivision ranks = Species… …   Wikipedia

  • Fetor — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Fetor >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 fetor fetor Sgm: N 1 bad bad &c. >Adj. smell bad odor Sgm: N 1 stench stench stink Sgm: N 1 foul odor foul odor malodor …   English dictionary for students

  • Ферула — (Ferula)         род многолетних растений семейства зонтичных. Травы, иногда очень мощные – достигающие высоты 2–3 м при диаметре 10 см. Листья рассеченные. Цветки жёлтые или беловатые, в зонтичных соцветиях. Плод из двух плоско сжатых… …   Большая советская энциклопедия

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