liquid storax
Storax Sto"rax, n. [L. storax, styrax, Gr. ?. Cf. {Styrax}.] Any one of a number of similar complex resins obtained from the bark of several trees and shrubs of the Styrax family. The most common of these is {liquid storax}, a brown or gray semifluid substance of an agreeable aromatic odor and balsamic taste, sometimes used in perfumery, and in medicine as an expectorant. [1913 Webster]

Note: A yellow aromatic honeylike substance, resembling, and often confounded with, storax, is obtained from the American sweet gum tree ({Liquidambar styraciflua}), and is much used as a chewing gum, called sweet gum, and liquid storax. Cf. {Liquidambar}. [1913 Webster]


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  • liquid storax — liquid storax, = storax (def. 4). (Cf. ↑storax) …   Useful english dictionary

  • liquid storax — n STORAX (1) …   Medical dictionary

  • liquid storax. — See under storax (def. 2). * * * …   Universalium

  • liquid storax. — See under storax (def. 2) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Storax — Sto rax, n. [L. storax, styrax, Gr. ?. Cf. {Styrax}.] Any one of a number of similar complex resins obtained from the bark of several trees and shrubs of the Styrax family. The most common of these is {liquid storax}, a brown or gray semifluid… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • storax — A liquid balsam obtained from the wood and inner bark of Liquidamber orientalis, a tree of Asia Minor, or L. styraciflua (family Hamamelidaceae); has been used in the treatment of chronic inflammation of the mucous membranes, and externally for… …   Medical dictionary

  • storax — /stawr aks, stohr /, n. 1. a solid resin with a vanillalike odor, obtained from a small tree, Styrax officinalis: formerly used in medicine and perfumery. 2. a liquid balsam (liquid storax) obtained from species of liquidambar, esp. from the wood …   Universalium

  • storax — /ˈstɔræks/ (say stawraks) noun 1. any shrub or tree of the genus Styrax, having attractive white flowers. 2. a solid resin with a vanilla like scent obtained from a small tree, Styrax officinalis, of the family Styracaceae, formerly much used in… …   Australian English dictionary

  • storax — [ stɔ:raks] (also styrax) noun 1》 a fragrant gum resin obtained from a tree, used in medicine, perfumery, and incense.     ↘(Levant or liquid storax) liquidambar. 2》 the tree yielding storax, or one of its relatives, with clusters of white… …   English new terms dictionary

  • storax — n. 1 a a fragrant resin, obtained from the tree Styrax officinalis and formerly used in perfume. b this tree. 2 (in full Levant or liquid storax) a balsam obtained from the tree Liquidambar orientalis. Etymology: L f. Gk, var. of STYRAX …   Useful english dictionary

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