- n the brownish gum resin of various plants; has strong taste and odor; formerly used as an antispasmodic
- A drugstore clerk refused to charge 10 worth of asafetida to the Hickenlooper account.
- Gua hated perfume and asafetida; Donald liked perfume.
- If vanilla perfume can be made from foul-smelling asafetida, why not a pleasant anesthetic? No ineffectual esthete, he has helped to gather many a scientific blossom:.