Styrax benzoin

Styrax benzoin
Benzoin Ben*zoin" (b[e^]n*zoin"), n. [Cf. F. benjoin, Sp. benjui, Pg. beijoin; all fr. Ar. lub[=a]n-j[=a]w[=i] incense form Sumatra (named Java in Arabic), the first syllable being lost. Cf. {Benjamin}.]

Note: [Called also {benjamin}.] 1. A resinous substance, dry and brittle, obtained from the {Styrax benzoin}, a tree of Sumatra, Java, etc., having a fragrant odor, and slightly aromatic taste. It is used in the preparation of benzoic acid, in medicine, and as a perfume. [1913 Webster]

2. A white crystalline substance, {C14H12O2}, obtained from benzoic aldehyde and some other sources. [1913 Webster]

3. (Bot.) The spicebush ({Lindera benzoin}). [1913 Webster]

{Flowers of benzoin}, benzoic acid. See under {Benzoic}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • STYRAX BENZOIN DRYAND. - СТИРАКС БЕНЗОЙНЫЙ — см. 758. Дерево. S. benzoin Dryand. С. бензойный in Phil. Trans. 77, 2 (1787) 308, Т. 12. Burkill (1935) 2105. Trease (1951) 448. S у n. S. benjuiferum Stokes; Benzoin officinale Hayne; Plagiospermum benzoin Pierre; Cyrta dealbata Miers; Laurus… …   Справочник растений

  • Styrax benzoin — ID 81604 Symbol Key STBE4 Common Name styrax Family Styracaceae Category Dicot Division Magnoliophyta US Nativity Cultivated, or not in the U.S. US/NA Plant Yes State Distribution N/A Growth Habit N/A …   USDA Plant Characteristics

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  • Benzoin resin — or styrax resin is a balsamic resin obtained from the bark of several species of trees in the genus Styrax . It is used in perfumes, some kinds of incense, and medicine (see tincture of benzoin). Its principle component is benzoic acid. [cite… …   Wikipedia

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  • Benzoin — Ben*zoin (b[e^]n*zoin ), n. [Cf. F. benjoin, Sp. benjui, Pg. beijoin; all fr. Ar. lub[=a]n j[=a]w[=i] incense form Sumatra (named Java in Arabic), the first syllable being lost. Cf. {Benjamin}.] Note: [Called also {benjamin}.] 1. A resinous… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • benzoin — balsamic resin obtained from a tree (Styrax benzoin) of Indonesia, 1560s (earlier as bengewine, 1550s), from M.Fr. benjoin (16c.), which comes via Spanish, Portuguese, or Italian from Arabic luban jawi incense of Java (actually Sumatra, with… …   Etymology dictionary

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