Definition of Boswellia

1. Noun. Genus of trees of North Africa and India that yield incense.

Exact synonyms: Genus Boswellia
Generic synonyms: Rosid Dicot Genus
Group relationships: Burseraceae, Family Burseraceae, Torchwood Family
Member holonyms: Boswellia Carteri, Boswellia Serrata, Salai

Lexicographical Neighbors of Boswellia

Boston cream pie
Boston exanthema
Boston fern
Boston ivy
Boston lettuce
Boston opium
Boston rocker
Boston terrier
Boswellia (current term)
Boswellia carteri
Boswellia serrata
Bosworth Field
Botallo's duct
Botallo's foramen
Botallo's ligament
Botany Bay
Botany Bay dozen
Botany Bay dozens
Botany Bay fever

Literary usage of Boswellia

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Glossary of Terms and Phrases by Henry Percy Smith (1883)
"In January, 1840, «hen the penny post was introduced, the privilege was abolished. of incense, the fragrant gum of three spec, of Boswellia (see Speaker's ..."

2. Proceedings by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain), Norton Shaw, Francis Galton, William Spottiswoode, Clements Robert Markham, Henry Walter Bates, John Scott Keltie (1872)
"He divides the Boswellia genus into five species ; three of which, ... Boswellia papyri/era, the Abyssinian kind, first mentioned by Bruce, which yields ..."

3. Cyclopædia of India and of Eastern and Southern Asia, Commercial, Industrial by Edward Balfour (1871)
"which is chiefly used as a grateful incense, but given internally is stimulant, astringent and diaphoretic, Voigt — 148. Roxb. II. 383. Boswellia THURIFERA. ..."

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