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ben·zo·in

 (bĕn′zō-ĭn, -zoin′)
n.
1. A balsamic resin obtained from certain tropical Asian trees of the genus Styrax and used in perfumery and medicine. Also called benjamin, gum benjamin, gum benzoin.
2. A white or yellowish crystalline compound, C14H12O2, derived from benzaldehyde.

[Earlier benjoin, from French benjoin and Italian benzoino, both from Arabic lubān jāwī, frankincense of Java; see lbn in Semitic roots.]

benzoin

(ˈbɛnzɔɪn; -zəʊɪn; bɛnˈzəʊɪn)
n
1. (Plants) Also called: benjamin a gum resin containing benzoic acid, obtained from various trees of the genus Styrax, esp S. benzoin of Java and Sumatra, and used in ointments, perfume, etc
2. (Elements & Compounds) a white or yellowish crystalline compound with a camphor-like odour used as an antiseptic and flavouring; 2-hydroxy-2-phenylacetophenone. Formula: C6H5CHOHCOC6H5
3. (Plants) any lauraceous aromatic shrub or tree of the genus Lindera, esp L. benzoin (spicebush)
[C16: from French benjoin, from Old Catalan benjui, from Arabic lubān jāwī, literally: frankincense of Java]

ben•zo•in1

(ˈbɛn zoʊ ɪn, -zɔɪn, bɛnˈzoʊ ɪn)

n.
1. a reddish brown balsamic resin obtained from certain storax trees, used in medicine and perfumery.
2. any plant belonging to the genus Lindera (Benzoin), of the laurel family, as the spicebush.
[1550–60; earlier benjoin < Middle French < Portuguese beijoim < Arabic lubān jāwi frankincense of Java]

ben•zo•in2

(ˈbɛn zoʊ ɪn, -zɔɪn, bɛnˈzoʊ ɪn)

n.
a white, water-soluble powder, C14H12O2, used in organic synthesis.
[1860–70; benzo- + -in 1]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.benzoin - gum resin used especially in treating skin irritation
gum resin - a mixture of resin and gum
2.benzoin - used in some classifications for the American spicebush and certain other plants often included in the genus LinderaBenzoin - used in some classifications for the American spicebush and certain other plants often included in the genus Lindera
magnoliid dicot genus - genus of dicotyledonous flowering plants regarded as among the most primitive of extant angiosperms
family Lauraceae, Lauraceae, laurel family - a family of Lauraceae
Translations

ben·zo·in

n. benjuí, resina usada como expectorante.

benzoin

n benzoína
References in classic literature ?
"Ikey," said he, when his friend had fetched his mortar and sat opposite, grinding gum benzoin to a powder, "get busy with your ear.
The exclusive sparkling and slightly green plum accord mingles with the joyous mimosa to form the heart notes and the base notes include Vanilla, Laotian benzoin and sandalwood to create a comforting scented weave.
* Instead of forsythia, enjoy the early season yellow flowers of spicebush (Lindera benzoin), the major host for the spicebush swallowtail.
Phenyl propanol, though naturally identical in the Conoarom B aromatic, can be found naturally in strawberries, styrax benzoin resin (Deutsch: Benzoetinktur), tea, peru balsam, cassia leaf oil, cinnamon oil and other sources.
The suture line was protected with Tincture benzoin seal and bandaged.
The other chemicals like Benzoin, agar, ethanol and purified water was purchased from Himedia laboratories Ltd.
Caption: Clockwise from top left: Soft, pubescent leaves of black birch (Betula lenta) emerging from a bud; The soft, silvery hairs of newly bloomed catkins (flowers) of a willow (Satix sp.), often referred to as a "pussy willow," trap heat from the sun, which aids the development of reproductive structures; The small, vibrant female flower of a hazelnut (Corylus sp.); A flower bud opening on spicebush (Lindera benzoin), a woody shrub
This dark tea, infused for 92 hours, mingles with benzoin, sandalwood, leather and styrax.
Finally, Loop with Benzoin Incense is a Mobius strip rendered in fiberglass, epoxy resin, and talc.
Dhoop is also known as Loban or Benzoin in other words, which has the capacity to purify the atmosphere.
The bioactivity of oils and extracts obtained species Commiphora myrrha, Styrax benzoin, and Boswellia papyrifera has been investigated by several researches [22-31]; these aromatic resins basically consist of monoterpenes (C10H16), triterpenes (C30H48), and sesquiterpenes (C15H24) with unique combinations, besides benzoic, myrrholic, andboswellic acids, respectively [32-37]; the demonstration of the presence of secondary metabolites in medicinal plants oils, extracts, and resins provides a scientific validation for the popular use of these plants [38-42].
KAHAIA The Kahaia flower inspired the Bora Bora, Polynesia scent, and is combined with Jasmine Sambac and Benzoin. The Kahaia bush only emits its scent at night.