Definition of joss stick in English:

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joss stick

Pronunciation: /ˈdʒɒstɪk/


A thin stick consisting of a substance that burns slowly and with a fragrant smell, used as incense.
Example sentences
  • However, smoking is not the only way that cannabis can be consumed, it can be baked into cakes and biscuits, made into tea or even just burned in a room like a joss stick, all of which are harmless.
  • It's a Chinese tradition to have a joss stick counter outside their temples, so devotees can light them and leave when there is no time to actually walk in and pray.
  • Some people spent more than 400,000 yuan to gain the right to plant the first joss stick in various temples.

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