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murrhine

[mur-in, -ahyn] /ˈmɜr ɪn, -aɪn/
adjective
1.
of, pertaining to, or manufactured of murra.
Also, murrine.
Origin
1570-1580
1570-80; < Latin murr(h)inus, for Greek mourrínē, equivalent to mórr(ia) murra + -inē feminine noun suffix; see -ine1
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murrhine

/ˈmʌraɪn; -ɪn/
adjective
1.
of or relating to an unknown substance used in ancient Rome to make vases, cups, etc
noun
2.
Also called murra. the substance so used
Word Origin
C16: from Latin murr(h)inus belonging to murra
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