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olibanum

[oh-lib-uh-nuh m]
noun
  1. frankincense.
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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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olibanum

noun
  1. another name for frankincense
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Word Origin for olibanum

C14: from Medieval Latin, from Greek libanos
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