storax family

storax family
the plant family Styracaceae, characterized by trees and shrubs having simple, alternate leaves, clusters of bell-shaped white flowers, and fleshy or dry fruit, and including the silver bell, snowbell, and storax.

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Universalium. 2010.

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  • 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 — n. any of a number of shrubs or trees having bell shaped white flowers (native to eastern Asia); aromatic resin obtained from shrubs or trees belonging to the storax family …   English contemporary dictionary

  • family Styracaceae — noun a widely distributed family of shrubs and trees of order Ebenales • Syn: ↑Styracaceae, ↑storax family, ↑styrax family • Hypernyms: ↑dicot family, ↑magnoliopsid family • Member Holonyms: ↑ …   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

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  • 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

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