olibanum

2 definitions found

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}]


The dictionary definitions are retrieved from a local copy of two of the open source DICT dictionaries. Click here for the database copyright information. DEFINE.COM is registered as an educational NONPROFIT corporation. We aim to please around here. We believe in using positive reinforcement to get things done. We make suggestions that are intended to make life more enjoyable. We think about efficiency, automation, security, PRIVACY, social and ecological responsibility and positive HUMANITARIAN ethics and VALUES. We are benevolent. DO NO HARM is our motto.



Friday, March 27, 2015 10:08:36 PM Coordinated Universal Time (UTC)

DEFINE.COM_olibanum_2015-03-27_22-08-36_54-89-36-189