WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2015
myrrh /mɝ/USA pronunciation
Plant Biologya sweet-smelling, bitter substance from Arabian and E African plants, used chiefly in making incense.
Plant Biologya plant giving this substance.
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myrrh /mɜː/ n
Etymology: Old English myrre, via Latin from Greek murrha, ultimately from Akkadian murrū; compare Hebrew mōr, Arabic murr
- any of several burseraceous trees and shrubs of the African and S Asian genus Commiphora, esp C. myrrha, that exude an aromatic resin
- the resin obtained from such a plant, used in perfume, incense, and medicine
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