A bitter aromatic resin produced from kinds of ferula.‘The ingredients asafoetida, galbanum and opoponax are all strong-smelling resins derived from plants.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘A nice and often used combination with galbanum is hyacinth so I added that as well and some light rosy and lily notes.’
- ‘In modern pharmacopoeia, galbanum is still used as a tonic and stimulant, as well as for its action on the kidneys.’
Middle English via Latin from Greek khalbanē, probably of Semitic origin.
Are You Learning English? Here Are Our Top English Tips