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Meaning of "asafoetida" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD ASAFOETIDA

From Medieval Latin, from asa gum (compare Persian azā mastic) + Latin foetidus evil-smelling, fetid.
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PRONUNCIATION OF ASAFOETIDA

asafoetida  [ˌæsəˈfɛtɪdə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF ASAFOETIDA

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Asafoetida is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES ASAFOETIDA MEAN IN ENGLISH?

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Asafoetida

Asafoetida or asafetida /æsəˈfɛtɨdə/, is the dried latex exuded from the rhizome or tap root of several species of Ferula, a perennial herb that grows 1 to 1.5 m tall. The species is native to the deserts of Iran, mountains of Afghanistan, and is mainly cultivated in nearby India. As its name suggests, asafoetida has a fetid smell but in cooked dishes it delivers a smooth flavor reminiscent of leeks. It is also known as asant, food of the gods, giant fennel, jowani badian, stinking gum, Devil's dung, hing, kayam and ting.

Definition of asafoetida in the English dictionary

The definition of asafoetida in the dictionary is 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.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH ASAFOETIDA


Ada
ˈeɪdə
aider
ˈeɪdə
asafetida
ˌæsəˈfɛtɪdə
assafetida
ˌæsəˈfɛtɪdə
assafoetida
ˌæsəˈfetɪdə
collider
kəˈlaɪdə
coloquintida
ˌkɒləˈkwɪntɪdə
consider
kənˈsɪdə
Ede
ˈeɪdə
Florida
ˈflɒrɪdə
Grenada
ɡrɛˈneɪdə
Ida
ˈaɪdə
insider
ˌɪnˈsaɪdə
outsider
ˌaʊtˈsaɪdə
provider
prəˈvaɪdə
rider
ˈraɪdə
sida
ˈsaɪdə
slider
ˈslaɪdə
spider
ˈspaɪdə
trader
ˈtreɪdə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE ASAFOETIDA

as well
as well as
as yet
as you were
AS-level
as-live
As-Sirat
ASA
ASA/BS
asafetida
asalam-wa-leikum
asana
Asantehene
asarabacca
asarum
ASB
Asben
asbestic
asbestiform
asbestine

WORDS THAT END LIKE ASAFOETIDA

al-Qaida
Amida
Bethsaida
Bida
Blida
camera lucida
candida
corrida
Cressida
Derrida
gravida
Haida
Lleida
Oneida
Ouida
querida
Saida
spina bifida
the Oneida
zenaida

Synonyms and antonyms of asafoetida in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «asafoetida» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF ASAFOETIDA

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Translator English - Chinese

阿魏
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

asafoetida
570 millions of speakers

English

asafoetida
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

हींग
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

asafoetida
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

асафетида
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

asafoetida
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

হিং
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

assa foetida
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Asafoetida
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

asafoetida
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

アサフェティダ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

asafoetida
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Asafoetida
85 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Vietnamese

asafoetida
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பெருங்காயம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

Asafoetida
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

şeytantersi
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

assafetida
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Asafoetida
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

асафетида
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

asafoetida
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

asafoetida
15 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Afrikaans

asafoetida
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

dyvelsträck
10 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Norwegian

asafoetida
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of asafoetida

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «ASAFOETIDA»

The term «asafoetida» is regularly used and occupies the 59.890 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «ASAFOETIDA» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about asafoetida

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ASAFOETIDA»

Discover the use of asafoetida in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to asafoetida and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Ayurvedic Healing Cuisine
Asafoetida/Hing Pungent, bitter, Heating, Increases Bile Asafoetida, also called Hing, is the milk of a plant that is found in abundance in Persia. Once solidified, the milk becomes a dried gum resin. Asafoetida, which is blackish-brown in color,  ...
Harish Johari, 2000
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Quality Assurance in Spices and Spice Products
Similarly presence of cumin in the above two spices js detected by employing carbon tetrachloride, n-hexane, formic acid in the proportion of 60:45:1 respectively as developing solvents. 3. ADULTERATION IN ASAFOETIDA Sastry et al.
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Handbook of Herbs and Spices
There have been a few studies of the potential use of asafoetida in modern medicine. An investigation on the effect of extracts of asafoetida and certain other food additives noted that asafoetida extract inhibited aflatoxin production significantly ...
K. V. Peter, 2012
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Indian Spices & Condiments as Natural Healers
CHAPTER 2 ASAFOETIDA : A SEX STIMULANT Description Asafoetida (Ferula asafoetida) is a dry latex or resinous gum of a tall perennial plant. This plant has massive taproot or carrot- shaped root, 12.5 to 15 cm in diameter at the crown, ...
Dr. H.K. Bakhru, 2001
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Herbs Cultivation and Medicinal Uses
asafoetida and aloes 1'/i grains each and a little honey are very beneficial. In flatulent distension of typhoid fever, cholera, convulsions and flatulent diseases of children and in peritonitis it is used as an enema, two drachms of asafoetida being ...
H. Panda, 1999
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Handbook of Indices of Food Quality and Authenticity
In Iran, the natives rub asafoetida on warmed plates before placing meat on them . In commerce, it occurs in three forms, namely tears, resinous mass and paste. Tears constitute the purest form of the resin. Tears are rounded, flattened and are  ...
Rekha Singhal, Pushpa R. Kulkarni, Dinanath V. Rege, 1997
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Green Remedies
5. Asafoetida. (Hing). The Sanskrit word "Hingu" means "destroyer of cold and phlegm' What is Hing — In the beginning of summer, the upper part of the root of a 4-5 year old plant is exposed and the stem cut off. This part is covered over by ...
M. Madhavi, 2001
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Prescription for Herbal Healing
Latin name: Ferula asafoetida (Apiaceae [parsley] family) Other common names: devil's dung, food of the gods, hing, narthex GENERAL DESCRIPTION Asafoetida is a perennial plant native to Afghanistan, Iran, and Pakistan. It grows six feet ...
Phyllis A. Balch, 2002
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London Medical Gazette: Or, Journal of Practical Medicine
(From the Official Rtlurat, Oct. 22, 1839.; Aloes, Barbadoes, d.p c Hepatic (dry) dd c Cape, bd c Anise, Oil of, German, d.p lb E. 1 lb Asafoetida, b.d c Balsam, Canada, d.p lb Copaiba, bd. . . . lb Peru, bd lb Benzoin (best) bd..... c Camphor, ...
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Handbook On Spices (Reprint Edition - 2010)
Description and Distribution Asafoetid or Asafoetida is the dried latex or oleogum oleoresin exuded from the living rhizome or rootstock or taproot of several species of Ferula, three of which grow in India, mainly in Kashmir. These are the  ...
Niir Board, 2010

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ASAFOETIDA»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term asafoetida is used in the context of the following news items.
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Peanut Chutney Recipe
Lastly add the roasted chana dal, sesame seeds and asafoetida and fry for 2-3 minutes more on a low flame. Don't over brown or burn this ... «HungryForever, Jul 15»
2
Ramzan flavours: How to break fast like a Hyderabadi
Chaat masala consists of amchoor (dried mango powder), cumin, coriander, asafoetida, dried ginger, salt and chilli powder. This imparts a salty ... «Malay Mail Online, Jul 15»
3
Solitude at Nandidurg Road
... who put kolam stickers outside their doorstep and cooked food with an extra dose of asafoetida. My landlord, an extremely formal but affable ... «Livemint, Jul 15»
4
12 Healthy Steps to Follow During the Rains
Spice Me Up: Include spices such as pepper, asafoetida (hing), turmeric powder and coriander powder to improve immunity. 12. Sunny side ... «iDiva.com, Jul 15»
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Maharashtrian Kadhi Recipe
... saute for a few moments. include the turmeric powder and asafoetida. mix and afterward include the yogurt+water+gram flour blend. season ... «HungryForever, Jun 15»
6
Mango manna
Grind to a coarse paste: 2 tbsp coconut gratings, ½ tsp mustard seeds, 1 red chilli, a pinch of asafoetida. Seasoning: 2 tsp oil, ½ tsp mustard, ... «Deccan Herald, Jun 15»
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Masala Bhaat Recipe
... time warm 2.5 glasses water and heat it to the point of boiling. include the red stew powder, goda masala, asafoetida to the sauted veggies. «HungryForever, Jun 15»
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Express Recipes: How to make Kaju Korma in less than 30 minutes
After sauteing cumin seeds, add asafoetida, turmeric powder, whole garam masala. Peel brown cardamom and take its seeds. Saute for a while ... «The Indian Express, Jun 15»
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Tamarind Chutney With Banana Recipe
Tarka: Heat oil, include cumin, fennel and nigella seeds and asafoetida powder. At the point when seeds crackle a bit, include separated ... «HungryForever, Jun 15»
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Recipe: Preparation of Yakhni
Put bayleaves, cinnamon stick, clove, asafoetida liquid and the meat together and fry for 2 to 3 minutes. Add 3 cups of water and rest of the ... «Andhra Wishesh, Jun 15»

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