Definition of Ladanum

1. Noun. A soft blackish-brown resinous exudate from various rockroses used in perfumes especially as a fixative.

Exact synonyms: Labdanum
Substance meronyms: Cistus Ladanifer, Cistus Ladanum, Common Gum Cistus
Generic synonyms: Oleoresin



Definition of Ladanum

1. n. A gum resin gathered from certain Oriental species of Cistus. It has a pungent odor and is chiefly used in making plasters, and for fumigation.

Definition of Ladanum

1. labdanum [n -S] - See also: labdanum

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ladanum

lacunes
lacunose
lacunous
lacunule
lacus
lacus lacrimalis
lacustral
lacustrine
lacwork
lacworks
lacy
lad
lad's love
lad culture
ladanum (current term)
ladanums
ladder
ladder-back
ladder-back chair
ladder-proof
ladder logic
ladder polyether
ladder snake
ladder snakes
ladder splint
ladder truck
ladderane
ladderanes
laddered

Literary usage of Ladanum

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1. The New American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana (1861)
"ladanum, or LAUDANUM, a resinous exudation of various evergreen shrubs of the genus ... ladanum ..."

2. A Complete pronouncing medical dictionary by Joseph Thomas (1885)
"... however, to utero-gestation, but connected with the lacteal secretion. Taken in connection Labdanum,* or ladanum.* See CISTUS CRETICUS. La-bellum. ..."

3. Journal of Botany, British and Foreign (1895)
"GALEOPSIS ladanum L. — This name stood in the 7th ed. of the London Catalogue for our ... In the Student's Flora it is the same, only G. ladanum Linn. ..."

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