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FRANKINCENSE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does frankincense mean? 

FRANKINCENSE (noun)
  The noun FRANKINCENSE has 1 sense:

1. an aromatic gum resin obtained from various Arabian or East African trees; formerly valued for worship and for embalming and fumigation

  Familiarity information: FRANKINCENSE used as a noun is very rare.


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FRANKINCENSE (noun)


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Meaning:

An aromatic gum resin obtained from various Arabian or East African trees; formerly valued for worship and for embalming and fumigation

Classified under:

Nouns denoting substances

Synonyms:

frankincense; gum olibanum; olibanum; thus

Hypernyms ("frankincense" is a kind of...):

gum (any of various substances (soluble in water) that exude from certain plants; they are gelatinous when moist but harden on drying)


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