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Meaning of OLIBANUM

Pronunciation:  ow'libunum

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  an aromatic gum resin obtained from various Arabian or East African trees; formerly valued for worship and for embalming and fumigation
 

OLIBANUM is a 8 letter word that starts with O.

 

 Synonyms: frankincense, gum olibanum, thus
 
 See Also: gum

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\O*lib"a*num\, n. [LL., fr. Ar. al-luban frankincense;
cf.Gr. ?, ?, of Semitic origin.]
The fragrant gum resin of various species of {Boswellia};
Oriental frankincense.

 

 

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