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Definition of "labdanum" [lab•da•num]

  • 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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Use "labdanum" in a sentence
  • "A woman’s body odour can be best described olfactorily by notes such as labdanum, vanilla, benzoin and honey absolute with labdanum being the closest I suppose."
  • "The Hell-Gate of Ireland: Smoldering brimstone, bitter labdanum, clove, black musk, and copper-colored feathers."
  • "A resinoid of storax, fixed with tincture of labdanum (pressed from the fatty arteries of the rockrose), proved a sufficient camouflage for a walk around the block, but it had no more staying power than patchouli."
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