African incense

noun
variants: or African elemi

Definition of African incense

: a fragrant oleoresin that is obtained from an Arabian tree (Boswellia freeriana)

First Known Use of African incense

1837, in the meaning defined above

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“African incense.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/African%20incense. Accessed 4 Oct. 2022.

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