what is difference between brittlebush and incienso
brittle + bush, from the frangibility of its stems.
brittlebush (plural brittlebushes)
- A shrub native to deserts in the southwestern US and northern Mexico, Encelia farinosa.
From Baja California, meaning incense.
- A desert shrub (Encelia farinosa) producing a resin that emits a fragrant odor when burned.
- The King’s Highway in Baja California, By Harry Crosby and Diana Lindsay, Baja California (Mexico) Copley Books: 1974, →ISBN
- coniines, oscinine
- IPA(key): (Spain) /inˈθjenso/, [ĩn̟ˈθjẽn.so]
- IPA(key): (Latin America) /inˈsjenso/, [ĩnˈsjẽn.so]
- Rhymes: -enso
From Old Spanish encienso, a semi-learned borrowing from Late Latin incēnsum (“incense”), from Latin incēnsus (“inflamed, fiery”), from incendō (“to set on fire, burn, kindle”). Compare with Old Spanish encensar (“to cense”) and enceso (“inflamed, kindled”) (from encender), which was inherited.
incienso m (plural inciensos)
- Myrocarpus frondosus, a tree from the Fabaceae family
- incensar (verb)
- incensario m
- First-person singular (yo) present indicative form of incensar.