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  • n. The fragrant roots of Saussurea costus, used as incense.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The fragrant roots of the Saussurea Costus, exported from India to China, and used for burning as incense. It is supposed to be the costus of the ancients.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The costus, Heterotrichum Lappa. See costus-root and Saussurea.


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