a red-brown resinous material, the dried sap of the Commiphora myrrha tree
1916, w:James Joyce, James Joyce, ''w:Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (Macmillan Press Ltd, paperback, p. 98)
: The glories of Mary held his soul captive: spikenard and and frankincense, symbolising the preciousness of God's gifts to her soul, rich garments, symbolising her royal lineage, her emblems, the lateflowering plant and lateblossoming tree, symbolising the agelong gradual growth of her cultus among men.
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