[ in-see-en-soh ]
/ ˌɪn siˈɛn soʊ /


a shrubby, composite desert plant, Encelia farinosa, of the southwestern U.S., having silvery leaves and clusters of yellow flowers.


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Origin of incienso

1920–25, Americanism; < Spanish: incense1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020