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Incense burner


Any plant exudation (gum, oil, or resin) that produces a pleasant smell when burned. In general, incense resins are obtained from incense trees like Boswellia carteri (frankincense), Commiphora myrrha (Myrrh), or any of the genus Protium. Other examples include: gum benzoin, Camphor, cedar, Copal, Cypress, Juniper, Labdanum, nutmeg, sage, Sandalwood, and storax. See also Essential oil.

Synonyms and Related Terms

Weihrauch (Deut.); incienso (Esp.); encens (Fr.); wierook (Ned.); kadzidùo (Pol.); rökelse (Sven.); incenso (It)

Resources and Citations

  • Random House, Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language, Grammercy Book, New York, 1997