Boswellia

noun
Bos·​well·​ia | \ bäzˈwelēə \

Definition of Boswellia

: an important genus of incense-yielding trees (family Burseraceae) of northern Africa and India having triangular 3-celled fruit with winged seeds — see frankincense, salai

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History and Etymology for Boswellia

New Latin, perhaps from James Boswell †1795 + New Latin -ia

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“Boswellia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Boswellia. Accessed 18 Aug. 2022.

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