Definition of Myrrh tree
1. Noun. Tree of eastern Africa and Asia yielding myrrh.
Generic synonyms: Incense Tree
Group relationships: Commiphora, Genus Commiphora
Terms within: Gum Myrrh, Myrrh, Sweet Cicely
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Literary usage of Myrrh tree
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1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"Specimens of the Arabian myrrh tree collected by Wykeham Perry in 1878 were less spinous than those of the Somali plant, but were too imperfect to determine ..."
2. The Natural History of Pliny by Pliny, John Bostock, Henry Thomas Riley (1855)
"Incisions are made in the myrrh-tree also twice a year, and at the same season as in the incense-tree; but in the case of the myrrh-tree they are all made ..."
3. Antiquary: A Magazine Devoted to the Study of the Past by Edward Walford, John Charles Cox, George Latimer Apperson (1885)
"The missionary, Cornwallis Harris, who visited the districts I have mentioned in the year 1841, found the myrrh-tree between ..."
4. Enquiry Into Plants and Minor Works on Odours and Weather Signs by Theophrastus (1916)
"... and that these did not differ at all from logs of terebinth.6 However these informants were guilty 6 ie the statement quoted of the myrrh-tree, §7. ..."
5. Travels in Southern Abyssinia, Through the Country of Adal to the Kingdom of by Charles Johnston (1844)
"Account of myrrh-tree.—Description of halting- place.—Singular solar phenomenon.—April 23d. ... myrrhtree ..."
6. Journal of the Society of Arts by Society of Arts (Great Britain) (1856)
"... who did not meet with the true myrrh tree. The balsam flows copiously from incision, and the ethereal oil speedily evaporating, a tasteless gum remains. ..."
7. The plants of the Bible, trees and shrubs by John Hutton Balfour (1885)
"... and is used as a pectoral remedy. Storax is probably the stacte of the Bible. (See Stacte.) MYRRH-TREE. (Balsamodendron Myrrha, Ehrenb. ..."
8. The Plants of the Bible by John Hutton Balfour (1885)
"... resin called storax, containing benzole acid, and is used as a pectoral remedy. Storax is probably the stacte of the Bible. (See Stacte.) MYRRH-TREE. ..."