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frank·in·cense

 (frăng′kĭn-sĕns′)
n.
An aromatic gum resin obtained from African and Asian trees of the genus Boswellia, used as incense and in perfumes.

[Middle English frank encens, from Old French franc encens : franc, free, pure; see frank1 + encens, incense; see incense2.]
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frankincense

(ˈfræŋkɪnˌsɛns)
n
(Elements & Compounds) an aromatic gum resin obtained from trees of the burseraceous genus Boswellia, which occur in Asia and Africa. Also called: olibanum
[C14: from Old French franc free, pure + encens incense1; see frank]
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frank•in•cense

(ˈfræŋ kɪnˌsɛns)

n.
an aromatic gum resin from various Asian and African trees of the genus Boswellia, bursera family, used chiefly as an incense and in perfumery.
[1350–1400; Middle English]
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Noun1.frankincense - an aromatic gum resin obtained from various Arabian or East African treesfrankincense - an aromatic gum resin obtained from various Arabian or East African trees; formerly valued for worship and for embalming and fumigation
gum - any of various substances (soluble in water) that exude from certain plants; they are gelatinous when moist but harden on drying
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frankincense

[ˈfræŋkɪnsens] Nincienso m
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frankincense

[ˈfræŋkɪnsɛns] nencens m
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frankincense

nWeihrauch m
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frankincense

[ˈfræŋkɪŋˌsɛns] nincenso
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