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 for Styrax benzoin
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Styrax \Sty"rax\, n. [L. styrax, storax, Gr. ?. See Storax.]
     1. (Bot.) A genus of shrubs and trees, mostly American or
        Asiatic, abounding in resinous and aromatic substances.
        Styrax officinalis yields storax, and Styrax Benzoin
        yields benzoin.
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     2. Same as Storax.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Benzoin \Ben*zoin"\ (b[e^]n*zoin"), n. [Cf. F. benjoin, Sp.
     benjui, Pg. beijoin; all fr. Ar. lub[=a]n-j[=a]w[imac]
     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
        [1913 Webster]
     2. A white crystalline substance, C14H12O2, obtained from
        benzoic aldehyde and some other sources.
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     3. (Bot.) The spicebush ({Lindera benzoin).
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     Flowers of benzoin, benzoic acid. See under Benzoic.
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