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A censer of metal, for burning incense, having various forms, held in the hand or suspended by chains; used especially at mass, vespers, and other solemn services.

Origin: L. Thuribulum, turibulum, from thus, thuris, or better tus, turis, frankincense, fr. Gr. A sacrifice, an offering, from to sacrifice.