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storax

Saltos de línea: storax
Pronunciación: /ˈstɔːraks
 
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(also styrax)

Definición de storax en inglés:

sustantivo

1 [mass noun] A rare fragrant gum resin obtained from an East Mediterranean tree, sometimes used in medicine, perfumery, and incense.
Example sentences
  • Many of today's perfume ingredients such as cassia, cinnamon, sandalwood, styrax, benzoin, jasmine, rose, and so on were used for incense by ancient Chinese, Indian or Egyptian cultures already 5000 years ago.
  • The perfume is a blend of peppermint, lavender, patchouli, atlas cedarwood, coffee, styrax, musk and tonka bean.
1.1 (Levant or liquid storax) A liquid balsam obtained from the Asian liquidambar tree.
Example sentences
  • It is named after the fragrant resin known as liquid storax, which is milked by making cuts in the bark.
  • The bark is then pressed in cold water alternating with boiling water, and crude liquid storax obtained from this process is collected.
  • This liquid storax has been confused with the storax of antiquity which came from the bark of the Styrax officinalis, a Mediterranean shrub.
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 storax resin is obtained
Example sentences
  • Shrubs here are storax, beautyberry, and small-leaf viburnum.
  • Its ‘mother’ has always produced zillions of seeds and, until this baby bloomed, there were no other styraxes around.

Origen

late Middle English: from Latin, from a variant of Greek sturax.

Words that rhyme with storax

borax, thorax

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