Frankincense meaning

frăngkĭn-sĕns
An aromatic gum resin obtained from African and Asian trees of the genus Boswellia, used as incense and in perfumes.
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A gum resin obtained from various Arabian and African trees (genus Boswellia) of the bursera family and used in perfumes and as incense; olibanum.
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An aromatic gum resin obtained from African and Asian trees of the genus Boswellia, used as incense and in perfumes.
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A type of incense obtained from the Boswellia thurifera tree.
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Origin of frankincense

  • Middle English frank encens from Old French franc encens franc free, pure frank1 encens incense incense2

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French franc encens.

    From Wiktionary