Origin of olibanum
1350–1400; Middle English < Medieval Latin, for Late Latin libanus < Greek líbanos, of Semitic orig.; compare Hebrew ləbhōnāh
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Examples from the Web for olibanum
From gum benzoin, either alone or mixed with olibanum or styrax, thrown on hot cinders or a heated shovel.
Incense, of which olibanum forms one of the ingredients, owes much of its pleasant balsamic odour when burning to its presence.Cooley's Practical Receipts, Volume II
You may try a strong ethereal or alcoholic solution of benzoin, tolu, storax, olibanum or labdanum.
Olibanum is a gum resin, used to a limited extent in this country, in the manufacture of incense and pastilles.The Art of Perfumery
G. W. Septimus Piesse
- another name for frankincense
C14: from Medieval Latin, from Greek libanos
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