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frankincense

noun (n)

  • an aromatic gum resin obtained from various Arabian or East African trees; formerly valued for worship and for embalming and fumigation (noun.substance)
    source: wordnet30
  • A fragrant, aromatic resin, or gum resin, burned as an incense in religious rites or for medicinal fumigation. The best kinds now come from East Indian trees, of the genus Boswellia; a commoner sort, from the Norway spruce (Abies excelsa) and other coniferous trees. The frankincense of the ancient Jews is still unidentified. (noun)
    source: webster1913
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