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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

joss′ stick`(n.)

  1. a thin stick of a dried, fragrant paste, burned as incense before a joss.

    Category: Eastern Religions

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. joss stick(noun)

    a slender stick of incense burned before a joss by the Chinese


  1. joss stick(Noun)

    A kind of incense burned before a Chinese idol.

  2. Origin: From joss + stick.

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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

joss stick

a stick of incense used eg to give a sweet smell to a room.

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