opopanax


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opopanax

(əˈpɒpəˌnæks)
n
(Medicine) a strong smelling gum resin obtained from the S European plant Opopanax chironium, formerly used for medicinal purposes
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Noun1.opopanax - an odorous gum resin formerly used in medicines
gum - any of various substances (soluble in water) that exude from certain plants; they are gelatinous when moist but harden on drying
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Opopanax or bisabol myrrh (Commiphora erythraea) is the subject of the only good scientific tests on natural tick repellency that I can find.
Shooting mists of stephanotis, ayapana, and opopanax, he had filled the air with smells that he describes as "quasi-fElines, sentant la jupe," evoking women as "un fleur naturel de rires en sueur" (A rebours 223).
En ocasiones, estan asociados a Fraxinus angustifolia en arcedo-fresnedas, y la mayor de las veces estan acompanados por abundantes aligustres (Ligustrum vulgare) y hemicriptofitos nemorales como Opopanax chironium y Smirnium perfoliatum.