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Definition of "bdellium" []

  • An aromatic gum resin similar to myrrh, produced by certain Asian and African shrubs or trees of the genus Commiphora. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "bdellium" in a sentence
  • "It may be noticed that the resemblance of the manna to coriander seed was not in the color, but in the size and figure; and from its comparison to bdellium, which is either a drop of white gum or"
  • ""bdellium" mentioned by Moses in Genesis is a perfuming gum, resembling frankincense, if not identical with it."
  • "Parivartan Sharma/Reuters Smoke from bdellium rose from a roadside stall in New Delhi, Tuesday."