storax family


storax family
noun
a widely distributed family of shrubs and trees of order Ebenales
Hypernyms: ↑dicot family, ↑magnoliopsid family
Member Holonyms: ↑Ebenales, ↑order Ebenales
Member Meronyms: ↑genus Styrax, ↑Halesia, ↑genus Halesia

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noun

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the plant family Styracaceae, characterized by trees and shrubs having simple, alternate leaves, clusters of bell-shaped white flowers, and fleshy or dry fruit, and including the silver bell, snowbell, and storax.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • storax family — the plant family Styracaceae, characterized by trees and shrubs having simple, alternate leaves, clusters of bell shaped white flowers, and fleshy or dry fruit, and including the silver bell, snowbell, and storax. * * * …   Universalium

  • storax — [stôr′aks] n. [ME < L storax, styrax < Gr styrax, of Sem orig., as in Heb tsori, terebinth resin] 1. the aromatic balsam exuded by liquidambar trees, used in medicine and perfumery 2. a fragrant, solid resin obtained from a small, E… …   English World dictionary

  • storax — noun Etymology: Middle English, from Late Latin, alteration of Latin styrax, from Greek Date: 14th century 1. a. a fragrant balsam obtained from the bark of an Asian tree (Liquidambar orientalis) of the witch hazel family that is used as an… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • storax — /stawr aks, stohr /, 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 balsam (liquid storax) obtained from species of liquidambar, esp. from the wood …   Universalium

  • storax — n. any of a number of shrubs or trees having bell shaped white flowers (native to eastern Asia); aromatic resin obtained from shrubs or trees belonging to the storax family …   English contemporary dictionary

  • family Styracaceae — noun a widely distributed family of shrubs and trees of order Ebenales • Syn: ↑Styracaceae, ↑storax family, ↑styrax family • Hypernyms: ↑dicot family, ↑magnoliopsid family • Member Holonyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Storax — Sto rax, n. [L. storax, styrax, Gr. ?. Cf. {Styrax}.] Any one of a number of similar complex resins obtained from the bark of several trees and shrubs of the Styrax family. The most common of these is {liquid storax}, a brown or gray semifluid… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • storax — A liquid balsam obtained from the wood and inner bark of Liquidamber orientalis, a tree of Asia Minor, or L. styraciflua (family Hamamelidaceae); has been used in the treatment of chronic inflammation of the mucous membranes, and externally for… …   Medical dictionary

  • storax — /ˈstɔræks/ (say stawraks) noun 1. any shrub or tree of the genus Styrax, having attractive white flowers. 2. a solid resin with a vanilla like scent obtained from a small tree, Styrax officinalis, of the family Styracaceae, formerly much used in… …   Australian English dictionary

  • List of trees and shrubs by taxonomic family — The following is a list of trees and shrubs of high notoriety. Taxonomic families for the following trees and shrubs are listed in alphabetical order, likewise the genera and closely related species.=GYMNOSPERMS= =CONIFERS= Araucariaceae: The… …   Wikipedia