Benjamin

5 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Spicewood \Spice"wood'\, noun (Bot.) An American shrub ({Lindera Benzoin}), the bark of which has a spicy taste and odor; -- called also {Benjamin}, {wild allspice}, and {fever bush}.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Benjamin \Ben"ja*min\, noun [Corrupted from benzoin.] See {Benzoin}.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Benjamin \Ben"ja*min\, noun A kind of upper coat for men. [Colloq. Eng.]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Benzoin \Ben*zoin"\ (b[e^]n*zoin"), noun [Cf. F. benjoin, Sp. benjui, Pg. beijoin; all fr. Ar. lub[=a]n-j[=a]w[imac] incense form Sumatra (named Java in Arabic), the first syllable being lost. Cf. {Benjamin}.]

Note: [Called also {benjamin}.]

1. A resinous substance, dry and brittle, obtained from the {Styrax benzoin}, a tree of Sumatra, Java, etc., having a fragrant odor, and slightly aromatic taste. It is used in the preparation of benzoic acid, in medicine, and as a perfume.

2. A white crystalline substance, {C14H12O2}, obtained from benzoic aldehyde and some other sources.

3. (Bot.) The spicebush ({Lindera benzoin}).

{Flowers of benzoin}, benzoic acid. See under {Benzoic}.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

benjamin

noun

1: gum resin used especially in treating skin irritation [syn: {benzoin}, {gum benzoin}, {benjamin}, {gum benjamin}, {asa dulcis}]

2: (Old Testament) the youngest and best-loved son of Jacob and Rachel and one of the twelve forebears of the tribes of Israel

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