[ben-zoh-in, -zoin, ben-zoh-in] /ˈbɛn zoʊ ɪn, -zɔɪn, bɛnˈzoʊ ɪn/
Also called gum benjamin, gum benzoin. a reddish-brown, aromatic balsamic resin occurring in almondlike fragments and having a vanillalike odor, obtained from trees of the genus Styrax, especially S. benzoin, of Java, Sumatra, etc.: used in the manufacture of perfume and cosmetics and in medicine internally as an expectorant and externally as an antiseptic.
Also called benjamin, benjamin-bush. any plant belonging to the genus Lindera (Benzoin), of the laurel family, including the spicebush and similar aromatic plants.
/ˈbɛnzɔɪn; -zəʊɪn; bɛnˈzəʊɪn/
Also called benjamin. a gum resin containing benzoic acid, obtained from various trees of the genus Styrax, esp S. benzoin of Java and Sumatra, and used in ointments, perfume, etc
a white or yellowish crystalline compound with a camphor-like odour used as an antiseptic and flavouring; 2-hydroxy-2-phenylacetophenone. Formula: C6H5CHOHCOC6H5
any lauraceous aromatic shrub or tree of the genus Lindera, esp L. benzoin (spicebush)
balsamic resin obtained from a tree (Styrax benzoin) of Indonesia, 1560s (earlier as bengewine, 1550s), from Middle French benjoin (16c.), which comes via Spanish, Portuguese, or Italian from Arabic luban jawi “incense of Java” (actually Sumatra, with which the Arabs confused it), with lu probably mistaken in Romance languages for a definite article. The English form with -z- is perhaps from influence of Italian benzoi (Venetian, 1461).
noun 1. a contact printing method in which the image is formed on a coating of sensitized gum containing a suitable colored pigment and potassium or ammonium dichromate.
[guhm-boh] /ˈgʌm boʊ/ noun, plural gumbos. 1. a stew or thick soup, usually made with chicken or seafood, greens, and or sometimes filé as a thickener. 2. . 3. soil that becomes sticky and nonporous when wet. adjective 4. of, relating to, or like gumbo. [guhm-boh] /ˈgʌm boʊ/ noun, (sometimes lowercase) 1. a French patois […]
[guhm-boil] /ˈgʌmˌbɔɪl/ noun, Pathology. 1. a small abscess on the , originating in an abscess in the pulp of a tooth. /ˈɡʌmˌbɔɪl/ noun 1. an abscess on the gums, often at the root of a decayed tooth Also called parulis gumboil gum·boil (gŭm’boil’) n. A small boil or abscess on the gum, often resulting from […]
[guhm-boh-lim-boh] /ˈgʌm boʊˈlɪm boʊ/ noun, plural gumbo-limbos. 1. a tropical American tree, Bursera simaruba, having reddish bark and yielding a sweet, aromatic resin used in varnishes.