incense tree definition

  • noun:
    • title of several balsamic trees of this genus Bursera (or Icica) mainly tropical United states. The gum resin is used for incense. In Jamaica the Chrysobalanus Icaco, a tree associated with the plums, is named incense tree.
    • any of different tropical woods of household Burseraceae producing fragrant gum tissue or resins which can be burned as incense

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