from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun There are over 40 species, with soft, brittle wood, yielding a fragrant resin which is used for varnish, incense, etc.

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  • noun type genus of Burseraceae; tropical and subtropical American shrubs and trees some yielding timber and gum elemi


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  • Both are gum resins from plants of the bursera family found in the Middle East and Africa that were used to make perfumes and incense.


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