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censer

[sen-ser] /ˈsɛn sər/
noun
1.
a container, usually covered, in which incense is burned, especially during religious services; thurible.
Origin of censer
1200-1250
1200-50; Middle English < Anglo-French, aphetic variant of ensenser < Medieval Latin incensārium. See incense1, -er2
Can be confused
censer, censor, censure, sensor.
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censer

/ˈsɛnsə/
noun
1.
a container for burning incense, esp one swung at religious ceremonies Also called thurible
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Word Origin and History for censer
n.

"vessel used for burning incense," mid-13c., from Old French censier, a shortened form of encensier, from encens "incense" (see incense (n.)).

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