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o·lib·a·num

(ō-lib'ă-nŭm),
A gum resin from several trees of the genus Boswellia (family Burseraceae); used as a stimulant expectorant in bronchitis, for fumigations, and as incense.
Synonym(s): frankincense, thus
[Ar. al, the, + lubān, frankincense]

frankincense

(frăng′kĭn-sĕns′)
n.
An aromatic gum resin obtained from African and Asian trees of the genus Boswellia, used as incense and in perfumes.

frankincense

Fringe medicine
A flower essence that is believed to calm the nerves and enhance meditation.

o·lib·a·num

(ō-lib'ă-nŭm)
A gum resin from several trees of the genus Boswellia (family Burseraceae); used as a stimulant expectorant in bronchitis, for fumigations, and as incense.
Synonym(s): frankincense, thus.
[Ar. al, the, + lubān, frankincense]
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The prime areas of attraction for visitors are within the UNESCO World Heritage Site, which has been dubbed the 'Land of Frankincense,' and consists of four different areas of interest: the ancient ports of Khor Rori and Al Baleed, which shipped the famed resin from the south of Oman to the rest of the ancient world, to places, such as Egypt, China and across Europe, the old trade depot of Shisr, and the frankincense trees of Wadi Dawka.
Wiry, barefoot and clutching a small basket, Hersi is harvesting frankincense. The precious sap bleeds slowly from slices cut into the bark of the boswellia and over several weeks hardens into amber resin that is chipped off and collected.
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The frankincense filled the room with a warm, spicy aroma while the dried rose petals floated to the surface of the water, creating a suitably decadent feel.