Definition of Incense tree
1. Noun. Any of various tropical trees of the family Burseraceae yielding fragrant gums or resins that are burned as incense.
Terms within: Elemi, Gum Elemi, Incense Wood
Specialized synonyms: Bursera Microphylla, Elephant Tree, Bursera Simaruba, Gumbo-limbo, Boswellia Carteri, Boswellia Serrata, Salai, Balm Of Gilead, Commiphora Meccanensis, Commiphora Myrrha, Myrrh Tree, Protium Heptaphyllum, Protium Guianense
Generic synonyms: Tree
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Incense Tree
Literary usage of Incense tree
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The History of Arabia: Ancient and Modern by Andrew Crichton (1868)
"The incense-tree, so famous in all antiquity, is not once mentioned by Forskal : the travellers could learn nothing of it, except that it was to be found in ..."
2. The Natural History of Pliny by Pliny, John Bostock, Henry Thomas Riley (1855)
"Nor is it by any means agreed what is the appearance of the incense-tree. We have sent several expeditions against Arabia, and the Roman arms have ..."
3. The Ruling Races of Prehistoric Times in India, Southwestern Asia, and by James Francis Katherinus Hewitt (1894)
"... the original incense-tree, crowns every rocky height, where nothing else will grow, and is quite as ubiquitous as the hill bamboo, the. ..."
4. Report by Dr. M.C. Cooke, on the Gums, Resins, Oleo-resins, and Resinous by Mordecai Cubitt Cooke (1874)
"Setting these people of the Sabeans aside, there be no Arabians that see an incense tree from one " end of the yere to another ; neither are all these ..."
5. Plant Names, Scientific and Popular, Including in the Case of Each Plant the by Albert Brown Lyons (1900)
"Prom Greek, ''three-hearts", alluding to shape of sepals- Perennial herb. One species, Nevada. 2026. TRICHILIA, P. Br. incense tree, etc. Meliaceae. ..."