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myrrh 1

 (mûr)
n.
An aromatic gum resin obtained from several trees and shrubs of the genus Commiphora of northeastern Africa and Arabia, used in perfume, incense, and medicinal preparations.

[Middle English mirre, from Old English myrrha, from Latin, from Greek murrha, of Semitic origin; see mrr in Semitic roots.]

myrrh 2

 (mûr)
[Latin myrrhis, an aromatic umbellifer (perhaps sweet cicely), from Greek murrhis, from murrha, myrrh (resin from trees of the genus Commiphora); see myrrh1.]

myrrh

(mɜː)
n
1. (Plants) any of several burseraceous trees and shrubs of the African and S Asian genus Commiphora, esp C. myrrha, that exude an aromatic resin. Compare balm of Gilead1
2. (Elements & Compounds) the resin obtained from such a plant, used in perfume, incense, and medicine
3. (Plants) another name for sweet cicely1
[Old English myrre, via Latin from Greek murrha, ultimately from Akkadian murrū; compare Hebrew mōr, Arabic murr]

myrrh

(mɜr)

n.
1. an aromatic, bitter gum resin obtained from certain Arabian and E African woody plants and used chiefly in making incense and perfumes.
2. any of these plants, esp. a small thorny tree, Commiphora myrrh, of the bursera family.
[before 900; Middle English, Old English myrre < Latin myrrha < Greek mýrra « Akkadian murru; akin to Hebrew mōr, Arabic murr]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.myrrh - aromatic resin that is burned as incense and used in perfumemyrrh - aromatic resin that is burned as incense and used in perfume
Commiphora myrrha, myrrh tree - tree of eastern Africa and Asia yielding myrrh
gum resin - a mixture of resin and gum
Translations
مر
mirra
mirho
mürr
myrha
מור
mirha
mirha
myrra
ミル
murramyrrha
myrra
mirra
измирна
myrra
mür
hất nhựa thơm

myrrh

[mɜːʳ] Nmirra f

myrrh

nMyrr(h)e f
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