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Definition of "olibanum" [o•lib•a•num]

  • The fragrant gum resin of various species of Boswellia; Oriental frankincense. (noun)

Gnu Collaboartive International Dictionary of English: licensed under The Code Project Open License (CPOL)

Use "olibanum" in a sentence
  • "Similarly, boswellia is a gummy exudate derived from Boswellia serrata, a large branching deciduous tree found in India, and it is the source for what is known as olibanum, or frankincense."
  • "-- This Coromandel tree furnishes the resin known as olibanum, which is supposed to have been the frankincense of the ancients."
  • "David: Burning incense like frankincense olibanum for instance, you get over two hundred pyrolysis compounds- 60-plus of which are sesquiterpinoids."