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censer

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noun cen·ser \ˈsen(t)-sər\

Definition of censer

  1. :  a vessel for burning incense; especially :  a covered incense burner swung on chains in a religious ritual



Illustration of censer

13th Century

First Known Use of censer

13th century

Rhymes with censer



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