noun. the brownish gum resin of various plants; has strong taste and odor; formerly used as an antispasmodic.
Example sentences of the word asafoetida
1. Noun, singular or mass
ground ginger, a pinch of asafoetida and a pinch of rock salt after a meal.
Some spices used in India, such as asafoetida powder, amchoor (dried green mango powder) and screw pine, are difficult to find in the West.