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olibanum

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Olibanum \O*lib"a*num\, noun [LL., fr. Ar. al-luban frankincense; cf. Gr. ?, ?, of Semitic origin.] The fragrant gum resin of various species of {Boswellia}; Oriental frankincense.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

olibanum

noun

1: an aromatic gum resin obtained from various Arabian or East African trees; formerly valued for worship and for embalming and fumigation [syn: {frankincense}, {olibanum}, {gum olibanum}, {thus}]


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