[n] - the gum resin of various plants
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A gum resin, the inspissated exudate from the root of Ferula foetida (family Umbelliferae); used as a repellent against dogs, cats, and rabbits, and formerly used as an antispasmodic; in Asia, used as a condiment and flavoring agent. ... Origin: Pers. Aza, mastic, + L. Fetidus, fetid ... (05 Mar 200...
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asafoetida noun the brownish gum resin of various plants; has strong taste and odor; formerly used as an antispasmodic
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• (n.) Alt. of Asafoetida
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gum resin prized as a condiment in India and Iran, where it is used to flavour curries, meatballs, and pickles. It has been used in Europe and the ...
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Asafetida is a fetid inspissated sap from Central Asia, the solidified juice of the Narthex Asafetida, a large umbelliferous plant. It was formerly used in medicine as an anti-spasmodic, and in cases of flatulency, in hysteric paroxysms, and other nervous affections. Notwithstanding its very disagre...
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Type: Term Pronunciation: as′ă-fet′ĭ-dă Definitions: 1. A gum resin, the inspissated exudate from the root of Ferula foetida (family Umbelliferae); malodorous material used as a repellent against dogs, cats, and rabbits, and formerly used as an antispasmodic; in Asia, used...
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(ah-sah-FEH-teh-dah) - This pungent resinous gum is used widely in Indian vegetarian cooking. Also called stinking gum and devil's dung because of its unpleasant smell, this seasoning is obtained from the gum of a plant native to Afghanistan, Iran, and northern India. A perennial of the carrot famil...
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1) Asafoetida 2) Natural resin 3) The gum resin of various plants
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