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Benzoin meaning

benzoin - 4 dictionary results

  1. 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.
  2. 2. A white crystalline substance, C14H12O2, obtained from benzoic aldehyde and some other sources.
  3. 3. The spicebush ( Lindera benzoin).
  4. 4. A fragrant resin.

benzoin - examples of usage

  1. Medicated steam, carrying the volatile products of compound cresol solution, carbolic acid, balsam of Peru, compound tincture of benzoin, tincture of iodin, etc. - "Special Report on Diseases of Cattle", U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler.
  2. This we have observ'd in I know not how many Tinctures drawn with Spirit of Wine from Jalap, Guaicum, and several other Vegetables; and not only in the Solutions of Amber, Benzoin, and divers other Concretes made with the same Menstruum, but also in divers Mineral Tinctures. - "Experiments and Considerations Touching Colours (1664)", Robert Boyle.
  3. In my case, in fact, it's so tonic that I've ordered some benzoin and cucumber- cream, and think a little more about how I'm doing my hair, and argue with myself that it's a woman's own fault if she runs to seed before she's seen thirty. - "The Prairie Mother", Arthur Stringer.
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