(also styrax /ˈstī-/)
1a rare fragrant gum resin obtained from an eastern Mediterranean tree, sometimes used in medicine, perfumery, and incense. (liquid storax) a liquid balsam obtained from the Asian liquidambar tree. 2a tropical or subtropical tree or shrub with showy white flowers in drooping clusters.
- Genus Styrax, family Styracaceae: several species, in particular S. officinalis, from which the resin storax is obtained