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also as·a·foet·i·da  (ăs′ə-fĕt′ĭ-də)
1. Any of several plants of the genus Ferula in the parsley family, native to dry regions in Iran and Afghanistan and having long, sturdy, hollow stems and roots yielding a brownish, strong-smelling resin.
2. The resin obtained from these plants, especially from the species Ferula assa-foetida, used as an ingredient in medicine and remedies and as a seasoning in South Asian cuisine.

[Middle English, from Medieval Latin asafētida : asa, gum (from Persian azā, mastic) + Latin foetida, feminine of foetidus, stinking; see fetid.]


(ˌæsəˈfɛtɪdə) or


(Pharmacology) a bitter resin with an unpleasant onion-like smell, obtained from the roots of some umbelliferous plants of the genus Ferula: formerly used as a carminative, antispasmodic, and expectorant
[C14: from Medieval Latin, from asa gum (compare Persian azā mastic) + Latin foetidus evil-smelling, fetid]
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Noun1.asafoetida - the brownish gum resin of various plantsasafoetida - the brownish gum resin of various plants; has strong taste and odor; formerly used as an antispasmodic
natural resin - a plant exudate
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