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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 frank·in·cense /ˈfræŋkənˌsɛn(t)s/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 frank·in·cense /ˈfræŋkənˌsɛn(t)s/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Frank·in·cense n.  A fragrant, aromatic resin, or gum resin, burned as an incense in religious rites or for medicinal fumigation. The best kinds now come from East Indian trees, of the genus Boswellia; a commoner sort, from the Norway spruce (Abies excelsa) and other coniferous trees. The frankincense of the ancient Jews is still unidentified.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : an aromatic gum resin obtained from various Arabian or East
          African trees; formerly valued for worship and for
          embalming and fumigation [syn: olibanum, gum olibanum,

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    (Heb. lebonah; Gr. libanos, i.e., "white"), an odorous resin
    imported from Arabia (Isa. 60:6; Jer. 6:20), yet also growing in
    Palestine (Cant. 4:14). It was one of the ingredients in the
    perfume of the sanctuary (Ex. 30:34), and was used as an
    accompaniment of the meat-offering (Lev. 2:1, 16; 6:15; 24:7).
    When burnt it emitted a fragrant odour, and hence the incense
    became a symbol of the Divine name (Mal. 1:11; Cant. 1:3) and an
    emblem of prayer (Ps. 141:2; Luke 1:10; Rev. 5:8; 8:3).
      This frankincense, or olibanum, used by the Jews in the temple
    services is not to be confounded with the frankincense of modern
    commerce, which is an exudation of the Norway spruce fir, the
    Pinus abies. It was probably a resin from the Indian tree known
    to botanists by the name of Boswellia serrata or thurifera,
    which grows to the height of forty feet.