Olibanum Definition

ōlibənəm
noun
Webster's New World

A gum resin from trees of the genus Boswellia, formerly used as a medicine and now mainly as incense. [from 14th c.]

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Synonyms:
thusgum olibanumfrankincense

Origin of Olibanum

  • From Late Latin olibanum, from Latin libanum, from Ancient Greek λίβανος (libanos), from a Semitic source (compare Classical Hebrew לְבוֹנָה (l'voná, “frankincense"), Arabic لبان (lubān, “frankincense")). Compare benzoin.

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