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murrhine

or mur·rine

[mur-in, -ahyn]
adjective
  1. of, relating to, or manufactured of murra.
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Origin of murrhine

1570–80; < Latin murr(h)inus, for Greek mourrínē, equivalent to mórr(ia) murra + -inē feminine noun suffix; see -ine1
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murrhine

murrine

adjective
  1. of or relating to an unknown substance used in ancient Rome to make vases, cups, etc
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noun
  1. Also called: murra the substance so used
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Word Origin

C16: from Latin murr (h) inus belonging to murra
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