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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An acolyte who carries a thurible.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. an acolyte who carries a thurible.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An acolyte who carries the censer.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an acolyte who carries a thurible

Etymologies

Latin thūrifer, incense-bearing : thūs, thūr-, incense; see thurible + -fer, -fer.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Originated 1850–55 from New Latin thūrifer ("incense-bearing")/turifer, from Latin thur/tur, stem of thus ("incense"), tus + -fer ("bearing") (Wiktionary)

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