Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A fetid gumresin, the concrete juice of a Persian species of Ferula, formerly used in amenorrhea, hysteria, etc., or externally.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Med.) A fetid gum resin obtained from a species of Ferula. It has been used in hysteria, etc., but is now seldom met with.
- Latin sagapenon, sacopenium. (Wiktionary)
“Scinde, musk from Tibet, galbanum from Khorasan; from Afghanistan, asafetida; from Persia, sagapenum; ambergris and civet from Zanzibar, and from Zanzibar came ivory, too.”
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