WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2014
myrrh /mɝ/USA pronunciation n. [uncountable] Plant Biologya sweet-smelling, bitter substance from Arabian and E African plants, used chiefly in making incense. Plant Biologya plant giving this substance.

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

myrrh /mɜː/ n
  1. any of several burseraceous trees and shrubs of the African and S Asian genus Commiphora, esp C. myrrha, that exude an aromatic resin
  2. the resin obtained from such a plant, used in perfume, incense, and medicine
Etymology: Old English myrre, via Latin from Greek murrha, ultimately from Akkadian murrū; compare Hebrew mōr, Arabic murr



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