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

  Spicewood \Spice"wood`\, n. (Bot.)
     An American shrub ({Lindera Benzoin), the bark of which has
     a spicy taste and odor; -- called also Benjamin, wild
     allspice, and fever bush.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Benjamin \Ben"ja*min\, n. [Corrupted from benzoin.]
     See Benzoin.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Benjamin \Ben"ja*min\, n.
     A kind of upper coat for men. [Colloq. Eng.]
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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
        perfume.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. A white crystalline substance, C14H12O2, obtained from
        benzoic aldehyde and some other sources.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     3. (Bot.) The spicebush ({Lindera benzoin).
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     Flowers of benzoin, benzoic acid. See under Benzoic.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  benjamin
      n 1: gum resin used especially in treating skin irritation [syn:
           benzoin, gum benzoin, benjamin, gum benjamin, asa
           dulcis]
      2: (Old Testament) the youngest and best-loved son of Jacob and
         Rachel and one of the twelve forebears of the tribes of
         Israel

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

  Benjamin
     son of my right hand. (1.) The younger son of Jacob by Rachel
     (Gen. 35:18). His birth took place at Ephrath, on the road
     between Bethel and Bethlehem, at a short distance from the
     latter place. His mother died in giving him birth, and with her
     last breath named him Ben-oni, son of my pain, a name which was
     changed by his father into Benjamin. His posterity are called
     Benjamites (Gen. 49:27; Deut. 33:12; Josh. 18:21).
     
       The tribe of Benjamin at the Exodus was the smallest but one
     (Num. 1:36, 37; Ps. 68:27). During the march its place was along
     with Manasseh and Ephraim on the west of the tabernacle. At the
     entrance into Canaan it counted 45,600 warriors. It has been
     inferred by some from the words of Jacob (Gen. 49:27) that the
     figure of a wolf was on the tribal standard. This tribe is
     mentioned in Rom. 11:1; Phil. 3:5.
     
       The inheritance of this tribe lay immediately to the south of
     that of Ephraim, and was about 26 miles in length and 12 in
     breadth. Its eastern boundary was the Jordan. Dan intervened
     between it and the Philistines. Its chief towns are named in
     Josh. 18:21-28.
     
       The history of the tribe contains a sad record of a desolating
     civil war in which they were engaged with the other eleven
     tribes. By it they were almost exterminated (Judg. 20:20, 21;
     21:10). (See GIBEAH.)
     
       The first king of the Jews was Saul, a Benjamite. A close
     alliance was formed between this tribe and that of Judah in the
     time of David (2 Sam. 19:16, 17), which continued after his
     death (1 Kings 11:13; 12:20). After the Exile these two tribes
     formed the great body of the Jewish nation (Ezra 1:5; 10:9).
     
       The tribe of Benjamin was famous for its archers (1 Sam.
     20:20, 36; 2 Sam. 1:22; 1 Chr. 8:40; 12:2) and slingers (Judge.
     20:6).
     
       The gate of Benjamin, on the north side of Jerusalem (Jer.
     37:13; 38:7; Zech. 14:10), was so called because it led in the
     direction of the territory of the tribe of Benjamin. It is
     called by Jeremiah (20:2) "the high gate of Benjamin;" also "the
     gate of the children of the people" (17:19). (Comp. 2 Kings
     14:13.)
     

From Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary (late 1800's) :

  Benjamin, son of the right hand
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Benjamin, TX -- U.S. city in Texas
     Population (2000):    264
     Housing Units (2000): 119
     Land area (2000):     1.037269 sq. miles (2.686513 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    1.037269 sq. miles (2.686513 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            07636
     Located within:       Texas (TX), FIPS 48
     Location:             33.583419 N, 99.793394 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):    
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Benjamin, TX
      Benjamin
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Benjamin, UT -- U.S. Census Designated Place in Utah
     Population (2000):    1029
     Housing Units (2000): 310
     Land area (2000):     12.348884 sq. miles (31.983462 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    12.348884 sq. miles (31.983462 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            04720
     Located within:       Utah (UT), FIPS 49
     Location:             40.091710 N, 111.722749 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):    
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Benjamin, UT
      Benjamin
  

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