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Definition of Flowers of benzoin
Flowers of benzoinBenzoin Ben*zoin" (b[e^]n*zoin"), n. [Cf. F. benjoin, Sp.
benjui, Pg. beijoin; all fr. Ar. lub[=a]n-j[=a]w[=i] 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
2. A white crystalline substance, C14H12O2, obtained from
benzoic aldehyde and some other sources.
3. (Bot.) The spicebush (Lindera benzoin).
Flowers of benzoin, benzoic acid. See under Benzoic. flowers of benzoinBenzoic 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
Meaning of Flowers of benzoin from wikipedia
- from benzoin
resin; the primary active ingredient of benzoin resin
is actually benzoic
acid not benzoin
is sometimes called
and the specific epithet benzoin
. In the fall the leaves
turn a very bright
and showy yellow
color. The yellow flowers
grow in showy clusters
recipe: Paregoric Elixir
– Take of purified
opium, flowers of Benzoin
, camphor, and essential
annis-seed, each, two drachms; brandy, two...
- Commonly traded
are the resins of
), S. benzoin
), and S. benzoides. The name benzoin
is probably derived
routes. An acidic material
by sublimation, and named
"flowers of benzoin
", or benzoic
acid. The hydrocarbon derived
- esters of benzoic
acid are known
acid was discovered
in the sixteenth
century. The dry distillation of
- other. These flowers
come in many colours including
pink, red, white
and yellow, orange, or pastel. They have separate
anthers. The flowers
are also warty Female flowers Habit
At Dunedin Botanic Garden
(Siebold & Zucc.) Blume". Plants of
as a component of
the holy incense, which
may have been derived
and benzoin mixed Labdanum
were often mixed
off. The flowers
are small, sitting
on a fleshy
rachis. The male flowers
are greenish, some flowers
are sterile. The male flowers
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