Webster 1913 Edition
galbanum, Gr. [GREEK], prob. from Heb.
klekb’n[GREEK]h: cf. F.
A gum resin exuding from the stems of certain Asiatic umbelliferous plants, mostly species of
Bubon Galbanumof South Africa furnishes an inferior kind of galbanum. It has an acrid, bitter taste, a strong, unpleasant smell, and is used for medical purposes, also in the arts, as in the manufacture of varnish.