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Definition of "frankincense" []

  • An aromatic gum resin obtained from African and Asian trees of the genus Boswellia and used chiefly as incense and in perfumes. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "frankincense" in a sentence
  • "Jesus has to send child support payments in frankincense and myrrh."
  • "Today, frankincense is still widely used in religious services, and also in fumigants and perfumes."
  • "Actually, frankincense is the hardened resin of trees of the genus Boswellia, which grow in north-eastern Africa and Arabia."