censer

[ sen-ser ]
/ ˈsɛn sər /

noun

a container, usually covered, in which incense is burned, especially during religious services; thurible.

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Origin of censer

1200–50; Middle English < Anglo-French, aphetic variant of ensenser < Medieval Latin incensārium. See incense1, -er2

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH censer

censer censor censure sensor
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British Dictionary definitions for censer

censer
/ (ˈsɛnsə) /

noun

a container for burning incense, esp one swung at religious ceremoniesAlso called: thurible
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