gal·ba·num (gălbə-nəm, gôl-)
A bitter, aromatic gum resin extracted from a southwest Asian plant (Ferula gummosa syn. F. galbaniflua) in the parsley family, used in incense and in traditional medicine.
[Middle English, from Latin, from Greek khalbanē, of Semitic origin; see x̣lb in the Appendix of Semitic roots.]
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