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.