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murrhine

or mur·rine

[ mur-in, -ahyn ]
/ ˈmɜr ɪn, -aɪn /
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adjective
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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British Dictionary definitions for murrhine

murrhine

murrine

/ (ˈmʌraɪn, -ɪn) /

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

Word Origin for murrhine

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