African incense

noun

variants or African elemi
: a fragrant oleoresin that is obtained from an Arabian tree (Boswellia freeriana)

Word History

First Known Use

1837, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of African incense was in 1837

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“African incense.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/African%20incense. Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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