from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The fragrant gum resin of various species of Boswellia; Oriental frankincense.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A gum-resin yielded by trees of the genus Boswellia in the Somali country.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an aromatic gum resin obtained from various Arabian or East African trees; formerly valued for worship and for embalming and fumigation
From Late Latin olibanum, from Latin libanum, from Ancient Greek λίβανος, from a Semitic source (compare Classical Hebrew לְבוֹנָה (l'voná, "frankincense"), Arabic لبان (lubān, "frankincense")). Compare benzoin. (Wiktionary)