Pronunciation: (del'ē-um, -yum), [key]
1. a fragrant gum resin obtained from certain burseraceous plants, as of the genus Commiphora.
2. a plant yielding this resin.
3. a substance mentioned in the Bible. Gen. 2:12; Num. 11:7.
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