Definition for MYRRH

MYRRH, n. [mer; L. myrrha; Gr. μυρῥα or σμυρνα; Sp. and It. mirra; Fr. myrrhe; Arabic, from مَرً marra, to be bitter. Class Mr.]

An inspissated sap that comes in the form of drops or globules of various colors and sizes, of a pretty strong but agreeable smell, and of a bitter taste. It is imported from Egypt, but chiefly from the southern or eastern parts of Arabia. As a medicine, it is a good stomachic, antispasmodic and cordial. It is the produce of a species of Balsamodendron. Parr. Fourcroy. Encyl

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