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Meaning of storax

sto•rax

Pronunciation: (stôr'aks, stōr'-), [key]
— 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 balsamobtained from species of liquidambar, esp. from the wood and inner bark of Liquidambar orientalisa tree of Asia Minor: used chiefly in medicine and perfumery.
  3. any shrub or tree of the genus Styrax, of the storax family, having elongated clusters of showy, white flowers.
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