Commiphora

noun

Com·​miph·​o·​ra
kəˈmifərə
: 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

Etymology

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

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“Commiphora.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Commiphora. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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