- A resin of certain Old World plants of the genus Cistus, yielding a fragrant essential oil used in flavorings and perfumes. (noun)
- A dark resinous juice obtained from various rockroses of the genus Cistus, used in perfumery and in the manufacture of fumigants and medicinal plasters (noun)
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