incense wood


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Noun1.incense wood - fragrant wood of two incense trees of the genus Protium
incense tree - any of various tropical trees of the family Burseraceae yielding fragrant gums or resins that are burned as incense
wood - the hard fibrous lignified substance under the bark of trees
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These are two small 17th- or 18th-century cups carved out of incense wood, the most precious of all materials at the time.
As the traditional ceremony of burning incense wood to make the oil takes over two hours, an electric incense table was developed with the help of a Taiwanese master and made to a minimalist design by John Pawson that respected traditional Chinese forms and construction.
The men entered the Mount Leuser National Park in the north of Sumatra island on Tuesday searching for rare incense wood, district police chief Dicky Sondani told AFP.
He pointed out that some of the unsafe practices in homes include leaving burning incense wood in the direct line of air conditioners, leaving candles lit while sleeping, storing compressed gas cylinders under direct sun light and leaving burning coal on the barbeque while it is switched on.
By the early Ming period, however, one witnesses the final rise of a foreign commodity from its humble beginnings as a cheap Chinese import to an incense wood which was highly prized and regarded by the Chinese as important enough to be listed as a tribute item.
An earlier familiarity with this incense wood is hinted at by its widespread use in at least the southern province of Fujian (specifically, Quanzhou) by the Southern Song period.