Definition of olibanum in English:

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Pronunciation: /ōˈlibənəm/


Another term for frankincense.
Example sentences
  • There are some great ozonic nuances to the male version - with undertones of olibanum, musk and benzoin - while the female variety has a fresh and fruity top note, with hints of papaya flower, aquatic melon and moss.
  • Most of the ingredients come from abroad such as olibanum, the proper name for Frankincense, which comes from the sap of a tree in the mountains of Somalia, and petit grain, which is derived from beating young twigs off trees in Paraguay.
  • Nothing too esoteric - just big amounts of powder, storax and olibanum and things like that.


Late Middle English: from medieval Latin, from late Latin libanus, from Greek libanos 'frankincense'.

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