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Variant of labdanum.
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(ˈlæb də nəm)

also ladanum

a resinous juice that exudes from various rockroses of the genus Cistus and is used in perfumery and fumigation products.
[1350–1400; Middle English labdanum, lapdanum < Medieval Latin, for Latin lādanum < Greek ladanon < Semitic]
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Noun1.ladanum - a soft blackish-brown resinous exudate from various rockroses used in perfumes especially as a fixative
Cistus ladanifer, Cistus ladanum, common gum cistus - shrub having white flowers and viscid stems and leaves yielding a fragrant oleoresin used in perfumes especially as a fixative
oleoresin - a naturally occurring mixture of a resin and an essential oil; obtained from certain plants
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A winning combination of Styrax, ladanum and calamus, it was a sensual, intoxicating blend most befitting a perfume originating from the island of the goddess of love.