: a large genus of East Indian and African trees (family Burseraceae) yielding balsamic products (as the resins of C. schimperi of Abyssinia, C. kataf of Arabia, and others that are used as substitutes for myrrh) see balm of gilead , myrrh

Word History


New Latin, from Greek kommi gum + New Latin -phora

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“Commiphora.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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