labdanum
also ladanum noun Etymology: Medieval Latin lapdanum Date: 14th century a soft dark fragrant bitter oleoresin derived from various rockroses (genus Cistus) and used in making perfumes

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  • Labdanum — Labdanum, Ladanum ist ein Harz, das im Mittelmeergebiet aus verschiedenen Arten von Zistrosen gewonnen wird. Im Sommer tritt unter Sonneneinwirkung das ölige Harz aus den Blättern und Zweigen, als würde die Pflanze schwitzen. Labdanum Harz Schon… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Labdanum — is a sticky brown resin obtained from the shrubs Cistus ladanifer (western Mediterranean) and Cistus creticus (eastern Mediterranean), species of rockrose. It has a long history of use in herbal medicine and as a perfume ingredient. History In… …   Wikipedia

  • Labdanum — Lab da*num, n. (Bot.) See {Ladanum}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Labdanum — Labdanum, so v.w. Ladangummi …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Labdǎnum — Labdǎnum, s. Ladanum …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • labdanum — [lab′də nəm] n. [ML, altered < L ladanum < Gr ladanon < lēdon, mastic < Ar lādan < Pers] a dark resin obtained from various cistus shrubs, used in perfumery …   English World dictionary

  • labdanum — ladanum [ ladanɔm ] n. m. • 1256; lat. d o. gr. ladanum ♦ Chim. Gomme résine aromatique tirée du ciste, utilisée en parfumerie comme substitut de l ambre gris. On dit aussi LABDANUM . ● ladanum ou labdanum nom masculin (latin ladanum) Gomme… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • labdanum — Ladanum Lad a*num, n. [L. ladanum, ledanum, Gr. la danon, lh danon, fr. lh^don name of a shrub, mastic; cf. Per. l[=a]dan, l[=a]den. Cf. {Laudanum}.] A gum resin gathered from certain Oriental species of {Cistus}. It has a pungent odor and is… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • labdanum — /lab deuh neuhm/, n. a resinous juice that exudes from various rockroses of the genus Cistus: used in perfumery, fumigating substances, etc. Also, ladanum. [1350 1400; ME labdanum, lapdanum < ML, for L ladanum < Gk ládanon, akin to lêdon rockrose …   Universalium

  • Labdanum — Lab|da|num 〈n.; s; unz.〉 = Ladanum * * * Lạb|da|num: ↑ Ladanum. * * * La|da|num, Labdanum, das; s [mlat. la(b)danum < lat. ladanum < griech. le̅danon = Zistrose]: aus Zistrosen gewonnener [Duft]stoff. Lạb|da|num: ↑Ladanum …   Universal-Lexikon

  • labdanum — lab•da•num [[t]ˈlæb də nəm[/t]] also ladanum n. chem. a resinous juice that exudes from various rockroses of the genus Cistus and is used in perfumery and fumigation products • Etymology: 1350–1400; ME labdanum, lapdanum < ML, for L lādanum… …   From formal English to slang

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