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Pronunciation: fer'u-la

Definition: A genus of plants of the family Umbelliferae. Ferula assa-foetida, Ferula rubricaulis and Ferula foetida furnish asafetida; Ferula galbaniflua and Ferula rubricaulis, galbanium; and Ferula sumbul, sumbul.

[L. giant plant]

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