incense tree

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Noun1.incense tree - any of various tropical trees of the family Burseraceae yielding fragrant gums or resins that are burned as incense
Burseraceae, family Burseraceae, torchwood family - resinous or aromatic chiefly tropical shrubs or trees
elemi, gum elemi - fragrant resin obtain from trees of the family Burseraceae and used as incense
Bursera microphylla, elephant tree - small tree or shrub of the southwestern United States having a spicy odor and odd-pinnate leaves and small clusters of white flowers
Bursera simaruba, gumbo-limbo - tropical American tree yielding a reddish resin used in cements and varnishes
Boswellia carteri - tree yielding an aromatic gum resin burned as incense
Boswellia serrata, salai - East Indian tree yielding a resin used medicinally and burned as incense
Commiphora meccanensis, balm of gilead - small evergreen tree of Africa and Asia; leaves have a strong aromatic odor when bruised
Commiphora myrrha, myrrh tree - tree of eastern Africa and Asia yielding myrrh
Protium heptaphyllum - tropical American tree
Protium guianense - tropical American tree
incense wood - fragrant wood of two incense trees of the genus Protium
tree - a tall perennial woody plant having a main trunk and branches forming a distinct elevated crown; includes both gymnosperms and angiosperms
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Sweetgum, sap gum, red gum, alligator-tree, alligator wood, hazel pine, incense tree, liquidambar, satin walnut and star-leaved gum
Because of the geographic focus of the volume, the selection of species is a bit of a mixed bag, including common species, species of secondary forest, but also a few that are becoming relatively uncommon, such as the gaharu incense tree Aquilaria malaccensis.
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The tree is known by a wide variety of names, among them alligator-tree and alligator wood (probably a reference to the warty knobs on the tree's bark), incense tree and liquidambar.