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Webster 1913 Edition


Storax

Sto′rax

,
Noun.
[L.
storax
,
styrax
, Gr. [GREEK]. 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.
☞ 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
.

Webster 1828 Edition


Storax

STORAX

,
Noun.
[L.] A plant or tree; also, a resinous and odoriferous drug brought from Turkey, but generally adulterated. It imparts to water a yellow color, and has been deemed a resolvent.
Storax is a solid balsam, either in red tears, or in large cakes, brittle, but soft to the touch, and of a reddish brown color. It is obtained from the Styrax officinalis, a tree which grows in the Levant. Liquid storax, or styrax, is a liquid or semifluid balsam, said to be obtained from the Liquidamber styraciflua, a tree which grows in Virginia. It is greenish, of an aromatic taste, and agreeable smell.

Definition 2022


storax

storax

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English

Wikispecies

Wikispecies

Noun

storax (plural storaxes)

  1. Any member of the genus Styrax of trees and shrubs.
  2. The resin of the oriental sweetgum tree (Liquidambar orientalis).