Meaning of “frankincense” in the English Dictionary


"frankincense" in English

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frankincensenoun [ U ]

uk /ˈfræŋ.kɪn.sens/ us /ˈfræŋ.kɪn.sens/

Examples from literature

  • A thick smoke of frankincense darkened the room and almost extinguished the lights. 
  • After breakfast they had water to wash themselves, while their apartments were perfumed with frankincense and lime-juice. 
  • For while other parts of the world have their wine, their balm, their frankincense, which they can export, the peculiar product of Rome is eloquence. 
  • The funereal urns were ready to receive the frankincense and precious odors which were to burn in them. 
  • We have brought from the rising of the sun, gold, and frankincense, and myrrh, and a share of every noble precious treasure there is in the world. 

(Definition of “frankincense” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)