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Noun: asafetida  ,a-su'fee-ti-du or ,a-su'fe-ti-du
Usage: US (elsewhere: asafoetida)
  1. The brownish gum resin of various plants; has strong taste and odor; formerly used as an antispasmodic
    - asafoetida [Brit, Cdn]

Derived forms: asafetidas

Type of: natural resin

Encyclopedia: Asafetida