- 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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- a sweet-smelling, bitter substance from Arabian and E African plants, used chiefly in making incense.
- a plant giving this substance.