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A bitter aromatic resin produced from kinds of ferula.
- ‘A nice and often used combination with galbanum is hyacinth so I added that as well and some light rosy and lily notes.’
- ‘Coptic medical documents indicate that galbanum was used to rid the home and body of fleas and other vermin.’
- ‘A member of the Apiaceae family, galbanum is native to the Middle East and western Asia.’
- ‘In modern pharmacopoeia, galbanum is still used as a tonic and stimulant, as well as for its action on the kidneys.’
- ‘The ingredients asafoetida, galbanum and opoponax are all strong-smelling resins derived from plants.’
Middle English: via Latin from Greek khalbanē, probably of Semitic origin.
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