- an aromatic resinous exudation from certain plants of the genus Myrrhis, especially M. odorata, a small spiny tree: used for incense, perfume, etc.
Origin of myrrh
Related Words for myrrhodor, aroma, scent, perfume, balm, bouquet, essence, punk, redolence, flame, fuel, spice, frankincense, myrrh
Examples from the Web for myrrh
Contemporary Examples of myrrh
Same with the Three Kings and their gold, frankincense, and myrrh.
Casper, Melchior, and Balthazar “presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense, and myrrh.”
Historical Examples of myrrh
It is embalmed and kept sweet by the myrrh and cassia of many tears.De Profundis
Your lips have given it their sweetness of honey, their fragrance of myrrh.Cleo The Magnificent
Did ever man anoint himself with oil of myrrh to please his fellow?The Symposium
Nicodemus brought a large quantity of myrrh and aloes, about a hundredweight.Jesus the Christ
James Edward Talmage
Gold and sunlight, myrrh and incense, the tinkling of anklets.Gigolo
Word Origin for myrrh
Old English myrre, from Latin myrrha (also source of Dutch mirre, German Myrrhe, French myrrhe, Italian, Spanish mirra), from Greek myrrha, from a Semitic source (cf. Akkadian murru, Hebrew mor, Arabic murr "myrrh"), from a root meaning "was bitter."