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In full "gum adragant", "adragant gum". A plant gum obtained from various shrubs of the genus Astralagus.
Late 17th century. From French adragant, variant or alteration of dragant, probably by association with Middle French diadragum, diadragentum, etc., a medicinal preparation containing tragacanth.
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