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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Benzoic \Ben*zo"ic\ (b[e^]n*z[=o]"[i^]k), a. [Cf. F.
Pertaining to, or obtained from, benzoin.
Benzoic acid, or flowers of benzoin, a peculiar vegetable
acid, C6H5.CO2H, obtained from benzoin, and some other
balsams, by sublimation or decoction. It is also found in
the urine of infants and herbivorous animals. It
crystallizes in the form of white, satiny flakes; its odor
is aromatic; its taste is pungent, and somewhat acidulous.
Benzoic aldehyde, oil of bitter almonds; the aldehyde,
C6H5.CHO, intermediate in composition between benzoic or
benzyl alcohol, and benzoic acid. It is a thin colorless
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
adj 1: containing or derived from benzoic acid or benzoin
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