- an aromatic gum resin from various Asian and African trees of the genus Boswellia, especially B. carteri, used chiefly for burning as incense in religious or ceremonial practices, in perfumery, and in pharmaceutical and fumigating preparations.
Origin of frankincense
Related Words for frankincenseodor, aroma, scent, perfume, balm, bouquet, essence, punk, redolence, flame, fuel, spice, frankincense, myrrh
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Contemporary Examples of frankincense
Same with the Three Kings and their gold, frankincense, and myrrh.
Frankincense is a kind of incense, which is to say room freshener.
Casper, Melchior, and Balthazar “presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense, and myrrh.”
Historical Examples of frankincense
The tree was the frankincense, or loblolly pine (Pinus toeda).The Quadroon
Finally, the Arabians brought a thousand talents of frankincense every year.The History Of Herodotus
The air was cloudy with the breath of frankincense and myrrh.Fairy Book
I must lay my treasures at His feet, “gold, and frankincense, and myrrh.”My Daily Meditation for the Circling Year
John Henry Jowett
Opening their treasures they presented to him gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh.The Children's Bible
Henry A. Sherman
- an aromatic gum resin obtained from trees of the burseraceous genus Boswellia, which occur in Asia and AfricaAlso called: olibanum