in·​ci·​en·​so | \ ˌin(t)sēˈen(t)(ˌ)sō \
plural -s

Definition of incienso

: a shrubby encelia (Encelia farinosa) of rocky desert uplands of the southwestern U.S. and adjacent Mexico that has grayish green to almost white tomentose foliage and showy cymes of yellow flowers and that produces a resin that has been used as incense, in folk medicine, and in varnish

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History and Etymology for incienso

American Spanish, from Spanish, incense, from Latin incensum

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“Incienso.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2020.

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