Meaning of asafetida
Pronunciation: (as"u-fet'i-du), [key]
— n. Chem.
- a soft, brown, lumpy gum resin having a bitter, acrid taste and an obnoxious odor, obtained from the roots of several Near Eastern plants belonging to the genus Ferula, of the parsley family: formerly used in medicine as a carminative and antispasmodic.
- asafetida (Thesaurus)