liquid storax noun
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storax [stawr-aks, stohr-] noun
- a solid resin with a vanillalike odor, obtained from a small tree, Styrax officinalis: formerly used in medicine and perfumery.
- a liquid balsam (liquid storax) obtained from species of liquidambar, especially from the wood and inner bark of Liquidambar orientalis (Levant storax), a tree of Asia Minor: used chiefly in medicine and perfumery.
- any shrub or tree of the genus Styrax, of the storax family, having elongated clusters of showy, white flowers.
Origin of storax 1350–1400; Middle English Latin, variant of styrax Greek stýrax British Dictionary definitions for liquid storax storax noun
- any of numerous styracaceous trees or shrubs of the genus Styrax, of tropical and subtropical regions, having drooping showy white flowers
- a vanilla-scented solid resin obtained from one of these trees, Styrax officinalis of the Mediterranean region and SW Asia, formerly used as incense and in perfumery and medicine
- a liquid aromatic balsam obtained from liquidambar trees, esp Liquidambar orientalis of SW Asia, and used in perfumery and medicine
Word Origin for storax C14: via Late Latin from Greek, variant of styrax