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 for Jew''s frankincense
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Jew \Jew\ (j[=u] or j[udd]; 277), n. [OF. Juis, pl., F. Juif, L.
     Judaeus, Gr. 'Ioydai^os, fr. 'Ioydai`a the country of the
     Jews, Judea, fr. Heb. Y[e^]h[=u]d[=a]h Judah, son of Jacob.
     Cf. Judaic.]
     1. Originally, one belonging to the tribe or kingdom of
        Judah; after the return from the Babylonish captivity, any
        member of the new state; a Hebrew; an Israelite.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. An adherent of Judaism.
        [PJC]
  
     Jew's frankincense, gum styrax, or benzoin.
  
     Jew's+mallow+(Bot.),+an+annual+herb+({Corchorus+olitorius">Jew's mallow (Bot.), an annual herb ({Corchorus olitorius)
        cultivated in Syria and Egypt as a pot herb, and in India
        for its fiber.
  
     Jew's pitch, asphaltum; bitumen.
  
     The Wandering Jew, an imaginary personage, who, for his
        cruelty to Christ during his passion, is doomed to wander
        on the earth till Christ's second coming.
  
     Wandering Jew, any of several house plants of the genera
        Zebrina and Tradescantia having white-striped leaves,
        especially the creeping plants Zebrina pendula and
        Tradescantia fluminensis.
        [1913 Webster +PJC]

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