Part of Speech noun
Origin + Etymology
Semitic origin Old English myrra, myrre, via Latin from Greek murra, of Semitic origin; compare with Arabic murr ‘bitter’
  • aroma
  • odor
  • perfume
  • scent
  • stench
  • stink
an aromatic resinous exudation from certain plants of the genus Myrrhis, especially M. odorata, a small spiny tree: used for incense, perfume, etc.
A) Because of its fragrant smell, myrrh was traditionally given as a gift. B) Myrrh was used to perfume the room.
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