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

Derived forms: asafoetidas

Type of: natural resin

Encyclopedia: Asafoetida