frankincense frankincense  /f ˈræŋ kən ˌsɛns/

Definition(s):

  • (n) an aromatic gum resin obtained from various Arabian or East African trees; formerly valued for worship and for embalming and fumigation

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Usage(s):

  1. The ports of Arabia once traded gold and frankincense.
  2. Of the three precious gifts-gold, frankincense and myrrh-the Magi carried to Bethlehem, only gold has remained on elite Yuletide shopping lists.
  3. Space-age gadgetry helps explorers in their quest to find a 4,000-year-old city famed for frankincense -- and sin.

News

  • Pac-12 lunch links: UCLA LB Barr hurt

    Er, well, um, if you're dropping by again, do pop in. Heh. And thanks a lot for the gold and frankincense, er, but don't worry too much about the myrrh next time. All right? Heh. Thank you. Good bye. A look at two players who are breaking out in Arizona's preseason camp. Arizona State is trying to fill two holes on defense. The injury to safety Avery Sebastian has brought California closer ...
    on August 22, 2013     Source: ESPN Blogs

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Quotes

  • "The usual gold, frankincense, and myrrh, I suppose," said Frances Sternhagen tartly. "A lot of good they'll do. Except for the gold, of course."
    on Jan 2, 2008 By: Frances Sternhagen Source: Village Voice

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