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English definition of “joss stick”

joss stick

noun [C] uk   /ˈdʒɒsˌstɪk/ us    /ˈdʒɑːs-/
a thin wooden stick covered in a substance that is burned to produce a pleasant smellToiletry and perfumes
(Definition of joss stick from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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