joss stick

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noun

a slender stick of a dried, fragrant paste, burned by the Chinese as incense before a joss.

Origin of joss stick

First recorded in 1880–85
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joss stick

noun

a stick of dried perfumed paste, giving off a fragrant odour when burnt as incense

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