International Standard Bible EncyclopediaASPALATHUS
as-pal'-a-thus (aspalathos): An aromatic plant mentioned in Ecclesiasticus 24:15 the King James Version, where "wisdom" says, "I gave a sweet smell like cinnamon and aspalathus," etc. It would appear, from a reference in Pliny, to have been a prickly shrub, the wood of which was scented, but nothing certain is known about it.
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Smith's Bible DictionaryAspalathus
the name of some sweet perfume mentioned in Ecclus. 24:15. The Lignum rhodianum , is by some supposed to be the substance indicated by the aspalathus, the plant which yields it is the Convolvulus scoparius if Linnaeus.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary1. (n.) A thorny shrub yielding a fragrant oil.
... The species are chiefly natives of the Cape of Good Hope. Int. Standard
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