frankincense


frank·in·cense

noun \ˈfraŋ-kən-ˌsen(t)s\

Definition of FRANKINCENSE

: a fragrant gum resin from trees (genus Boswellia of the family Burseraceae) of Somalia and southern coastal Arabia that is an important incense resin and has been used in religious rites, perfumery, and embalming—called also olibanum

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