Balsamodendron Roxburghii
bdellium del"lium, n. [L., fr. Gr. bde`llion; cf. Heb. b'dolakh bdellium (in sense 1).] 1. An unidentified substance mentioned in the Bible (--Gen. ii. 12, and --Num. xi. 7), variously taken to be a gum, a precious stone, or pearls, or perhaps a kind of amber found in Arabia. [1913 Webster]

2. A gum resin of reddish brown color, brought from India, Persia, and Africa. [1913 Webster]

Note: {Indian bdellium} or {false myrrh} is an exudation from {Balsamodendron Roxburghii}. Other kinds are known as {African bdellium}, {Sicilian bdellium}, etc. [1913 Webster] ||


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  • African bdellium — bdellium del lium, n. [L., fr. Gr. bde llion; cf. Heb. b dolakh bdellium (in sense 1).] 1. An unidentified substance mentioned in the Bible ( Gen. ii. 12, and Num. xi. 7), variously taken to be a gum, a precious stone, or pearls, or perhaps a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bdellium — del lium, n. [L., fr. Gr. bde llion; cf. Heb. b dolakh bdellium (in sense 1).] 1. An unidentified substance mentioned in the Bible ( Gen. ii. 12, and Num. xi. 7), variously taken to be a gum, a precious stone, or pearls, or perhaps a kind of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • false myrrh — bdellium del lium, n. [L., fr. Gr. bde llion; cf. Heb. b dolakh bdellium (in sense 1).] 1. An unidentified substance mentioned in the Bible ( Gen. ii. 12, and Num. xi. 7), variously taken to be a gum, a precious stone, or pearls, or perhaps a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Indian bdellium — bdellium del lium, n. [L., fr. Gr. bde llion; cf. Heb. b dolakh bdellium (in sense 1).] 1. An unidentified substance mentioned in the Bible ( Gen. ii. 12, and Num. xi. 7), variously taken to be a gum, a precious stone, or pearls, or perhaps a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sicilian bdellium — bdellium del lium, n. [L., fr. Gr. bde llion; cf. Heb. b dolakh bdellium (in sense 1).] 1. An unidentified substance mentioned in the Bible ( Gen. ii. 12, and Num. xi. 7), variously taken to be a gum, a precious stone, or pearls, or perhaps a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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