myrrh

Part of speech: noun

An Oriental aromatic gum or a shrub or tree yielding it.

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Usage examples "myrrh":

  1. Omit the myrrh and water, and there is nothing better for the thrush in children; clean rain water answers about the same purpose, in all cases, as distilled water. - "Young's Demonstrative Translation of Scientific Secrets", Daniel Young.
  2. So they fetched her a bundle of myrrh; and a while after, she was revived. - "The Works of John Bunyan Volume 3", John Bunyan.
  3. On removing the dressings, the foot presented a very favourable appearance, the treatment therefore varied only in the application of a linseed- meal poultice over the former dressings of tinctures of opium and myrrh, confining the whole in a soft leather boot. - "Diseases of the Horse's Foot", Harry Caulton Reeks.