benzoin


benzoin
benzoin balsamic resin obtained from a tree (Styrax benzoin) of Indonesia, 1560s (earlier as bengewine, 1550s), from M.Fr. benjoin (16c.), which comes via Spanish, Portuguese, or Italian from Arabic luban jawi "incense of Java" (actually Sumatra, with which the Arabs confused it), with lu probably mistaken in Romance languages for a definite article. The English form with -z- is perhaps from influence of Italian benzoi (Venetian, 1461).

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  • Benzoin — IUPAC name …   Wikipedia

  • Benzoin — Ben*zoin (b[e^]n*zoin ), n. [Cf. F. benjoin, Sp. benjui, Pg. beijoin; all fr. Ar. lub[=a]n j[=a]w[=i] incense form Sumatra (named Java in Arabic), the first syllable being lost. Cf. {Benjamin}.] Note: [Called also {benjamin}.] 1. A resinous… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Benzoin — Benzoin, Benzol u. Benzon, s.u. Benzoyl B) …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Benzoīn — Benzoīn, Baum, s. Styrax …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • benzoin — [ben′zō in΄, ben zō′in; ben′zoin΄] n. [Fr benjoin < It benzoino < Ar lubān jāwī, incense of Java: lu dropped because falsely assumed to be the article] 1. a balsamic resin obtained from certain tropical Asiatic trees (genus Styrax of the… …   English World dictionary

  • Benzoin — Strukturformel Allgemeines Name Benzoin Andere Namen 2 Hy …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • benzoin — benzoin1 /ben zoh in, zoyn, ben zoh in/, n. 1. Also called gum benjamin, gum benzoin. a reddish brown, aromatic balsamic resin occurring in almondlike fragments and having a vanillalike odor, obtained from trees of the genus Styrax, esp. S.… …   Universalium

  • Benzoin — Ben|zo|in [zu ↑ Benzoe], das; s, e: Syn.: 2 Hydroxy 1,2 diphenylethanon: ein ↑ Acyloin, das natürlicherweise im Benzoeharz (Benzoin) vorkommt oder durch Benzoin Addition (früher: B. Kondensation, vgl. Acyloin Addition) herzustellen ist. * * *… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • benzoin — benzoinis stirakas statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Stirakinių šeimos prieskoninis, vaistinis augalas (Styrax benzoin), paplitęs atogrąžų Azijoje. Iš jo gaunami lipai, eterinis aliejus ir derva. atitikmenys: lot. Styrax benzoin angl.… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • benzoin — A balsamic resin obtained from Styrax b. (family Styracaceae), used as a stimulant expectorant, but usually by inhalation in laryngitis and bronchitis; it retards rancidification of fats and is used for this purpose in the official benzoinated… …   Medical dictionary