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 for Benzoic acid
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.
     [1913 Webster]
     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
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  benzoic acid
      n 1: a white crystalline solid occurring in many resins

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