myrrhic

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Etymology[edit]

myrrh +‎ -ic

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myrrhic (not comparable)

  1. Of, related to, or derived from myrrh.
    • 1898, Abridgements of Specifications, page 90,
      A solution of myrrhic resin is obtained by treating powdered myrrh [] .
  2. (poetic) Having a pleasant fragrance; aromatic.
    • 1916, Witter Bynner (as Emanuel Morgan), "Opus 45", Spectra, Mitchel Kennerley (1916):
      All the fragrances of dew, O angel, are there,
      The myrrhic rapture of young hair,
    • 1980, Gene Wolfe, The Shadow of the Torturer, 2011, unnumbered page:
      Above us the avern brooded like a gonfalon; from it there drifted a myrrhic perfume.
    • 2006, John Mole, It's All Greek to Me!: A Tale of a Mad Dog and an Englishman, Ruins, Retsina - and Real Geeks, page 316:
      It reverberates with layer on layer of flavour and aroma, from springtime zephyr at the top of the register to a myrrhic basso profundo.
    • For more examples of usage of this term, see the citations page.

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