censer

noun
cen·​ser | \ˈsen(t)-sər \

Definition of censer 

: a vessel for burning incense especially : a covered incense burner swung on chains in a religious ritual

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Recall the Dior fall 2000 show by Galliano, which opened with a model swinging a censer while dressed as the Pope. Josephine Livingstone, The New Republic, "Getting Into the Holy Spirit," 8 May 2018 Velvet drapes and kneeling pillows, shafts of white hyacinth and censers wafting clouds of heady frankincense felt like a lot to absorb on a Monday morning. Guy Trebay, New York Times, "Milan Is Still Making It New," 17 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of censer

13th century, in the meaning defined above

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