Asafoetida meaning
Definitions of asafoetida is:
  • noun asafoetida
    a bitter resin with an unpleasant onion-like smell, obtained from the roots of some umbelliferous plants of the genus Ferula: formerly used as a carminative, antispasmodic, and expectorant
  • noun asafoetida
    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.
  • noun asafoetida
    A resinous gum from the stem and roots of a wild fennel (Ferula asafoetida), having a strong, unpleasant smell, with culinary and medical uses. (from 14th c.).