Amomum

Amomum (ἄμωμον). This word is only found in Revelations 18:13 (between "cinnamon" and "odors"), and is even there omitted in the received text. It denoted an odoriferous plant or seed, used in preparing precious ointment. It probably differed from the modern amomum of the druggists (Penny Cyclopcedia, s.v.), but the exact species is not known. It was of various qualities, growing in Armenia and Media, and also in Pontus, with seeds in clusters like grapes (Pliny, Hist. Nat. 12, 28; Theophrastus, Hist. Plant. 9, 7).

 
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