There are 2 definitions of myrrh in English:

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noun

[mass noun]
  • A fragrant gum resin obtained from certain trees and used, especially in the Near East, in perfumery, medicines, and incense: the aromas of cedarwood and myrrh
    • The trees belong to the genus Commiphora, family Burseraceae, in particular C. myrrha
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    • They valued its trees which produced the aromatic gum resins frankincense and myrrh.
    • Other ingredients such as propolis, myrrh, tea tree and echinacea can help slow bacterial growth, strengthen gum tissue and prevent inflammation.
    • Who is this coming up from the desert like a column of smoke, perfumed with myrrh and incense made from all the spices of the merchant?

Derivatives

myrrhy

adjective

Origin

Old English myrra, myrre, via Latin from Greek murra, of Semitic origin; compare with Arabic murr 'bitter'.

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There are 2 definitions of myrrh in English:

myrrh2

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Pronunciation: /məː
 
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noun

Origin

late 16th century: from Latin myrris, from Greek murris.

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