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Definitions for frankincense
ˈfræŋ kɪnˌsɛnsfrank·in·cense

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. frankincense, olibanum, gum olibanum, thus(noun)

    an aromatic gum resin obtained from various Arabian or East African trees; formerly valued for worship and for embalming and fumigation

Wiktionary

  1. frankincense(Noun)

    A type of incense obtained from the Boswellia thurifera tree.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Frankincense(noun)

    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

  2. Origin: [OF. franc free, pure + encens incense.]

Freebase

  1. Frankincense

    Frankincense, also called olibanum, is an aromatic resin obtained from trees of the genus Boswellia, particularly Boswellia sacra, B. carteri, B. thurifera, B. frereana and B. bhaw-dajiana. The English word is derived from old French "franc encens" and is used in incense and perfumes. There are four main species of Boswellia that produce true frankincense and resin from each of the four is available in various grades. The grades depend on the time of harvesting. The resin is hand-sorted for quality.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Frankincense

    frangk′in-sens, n. a sweet-smelling vegetable resin from Arabia, used in sacrifices. [O. Fr. franc encens, pure incense.]

Etymology and Origins

  1. Frankincense

    Incense brought to the East from “Franconia.”

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of frankincense in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of frankincense in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of frankincense in a Sentence

  1. Gabrielle Francis:

    Herbs like turmeric, ginger, and Boswellia-- also known as Frankincense, are good to use. They can add them to their diet but they can be found in supplement form. One I like is called Inflammatone.

  2. Seán O'Casey:

    The drama's altar isn't on the stage: it is candle-sticked and flowered in the box office. There is the gold, though there be no frankincense or myrrh; and the gospel for the day always The Play will Run for a Year. The Dove of Inspiration, of the desire for inspiration, has flown away from it; and on it's roof, now, the commonplace crow caws candidly.

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