Commiphora

noun Com·miph·o·ra \kəˈmifərə\

Definition of Commiphora

  1. :  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

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Origin and Etymology of commiphora

New Latin, from Greek kommi gum + New Latin -phora — more at gum


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