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Hebrew: nechoth, identified with the Arabic: naka'at

the gum tragacanth, obtained from the astralagus, of which there are about twenty species found in Israel

The tragacanth of commerce is obtained from the Astragalus tragacantha. “The gum exudes plentifully under the heat of the sun on the leaves, thorns, and exteremity of the twigs.”

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