Meaning of frankincense

frank•in•cense

Pronunciation: (frang'kin-sens"), [key]
— n.
  1. an aromatic gum resin from various Asian and African trees of the genus Boswellia, esp. B. carteri, used chiefly for burning as incense in religious or ceremonial practices, in perfumery, and in pharmaceutical and fumigating preparations. Also called
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