Flowers of benzoin

Flowers of 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]


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  • flowers of benzoin — Benzoic Ben*zo ic (b[e^]n*z[=o] [i^]k), a. [Cf. F. benzo[ i]que.] Pertaining to, or obtained from, benzoin. [1913 Webster] {Benzoic acid}, or {flowers of benzoin}, a peculiar vegetable acid, {C6H5.CO2H}, obtained from benzoin, and some other… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • flowers of benzoin — benzoic acid …   Medical dictionary

  • 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

  • Lindera 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Benzoin odoriferum — noun deciduous shrub of the eastern United States having highly aromatic leaves and bark and yellow flowers followed by scarlet or yellow berries • Syn: ↑spicebush, ↑spice bush, ↑American spicebush, ↑Benjamin bush, ↑Lindera benzoin • Hypernyms:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • flowers — A mineral substance in a powdery state after sublimation. f. of antimony SYN: antimony trioxide. f. of benzoin SYN: benzoic acid. f. of sulfur SYN: sublimed sulfur. f. of …   Medical dictionary

  • Lindera benzoin — Scientific classification Kingdom: Plantae (unranked) …   Wikipedia

  • Lindera benzoin — noun deciduous shrub of the eastern United States having highly aromatic leaves and bark and yellow flowers followed by scarlet or yellow berries • Syn: ↑spicebush, ↑spice bush, ↑American spicebush, ↑Benjamin bush, ↑Benzoin odoriferum • Hypernyms …   Useful english dictionary

  • benjamin — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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