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1 A shrub of the family of Ombelliferæ, belonging to the genus bubon. It is a native of Asia Minor and Syria.
2 See B. xix. c. 52, and B. xx. c. 75.
3 This was a common notion with the Romans. Virgil, Georg. B. iii.
1. 415, says:—
"Galbaneoque agitare graves nidore chelydros."
Though considered to produce a pleasant perfume by the ancients, it is no longer held in estimation for that quality, and is only employed in some slight degree for medical purposes.
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