an ornamented container in which incense is burned
Origin of censerMiddle English from Old French censier from encensier from encens: see incense
A vessel in which incense is burned, especially during religious services.
Origin of censerMiddle English short for encenser from Anglo-Norman encensier from encens incense from Old French; see incense 2.
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- An ornamental container for burning incense, especially during religious ceremonies.
- A person who censes, a person who perfumes with incense
From Middle English, from Anglo-Norman censier, from encensier, from encens (“incense”)