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Pronunciation : Frank"in*cense
Part of Speech : n.
Etymology : [OF. franc free, pure + encens incense.]
Definition : Defn: A fragrant, aromatic resin, or gum resin, burned as an incense in religious rites or for medicinal fumigation. The best kinds now come from East Indian trees, of the genus Boswellia; a commoner sort, from the Norway spruce (Abies excelsa) and other coniferous trees. The frankincense of the ancient Jews is still unidentified.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913


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