benzoin is used in fire-works, more for its pleasant scent than any material use for the purposes of fire.
It has been identified with benzoin, but was probably frankincense.
The extract, or tincture of benzoin, forms a good basis for a bouquet.
Vanillin also occurs in Siam benzoin, in raw beet-sugar and in cloves.
Similar compounds were formerly made with sulphur and Barbadoes tar, and with the empyreumatic oils of amber, benzoin, &c.
There is also much lac and benzoin of two kinds, white and black.
Storax and Tolu are used in perfumery in the same way as benzoin, namely, by solution in spirit as a tincture.
It was nothing, I believe, but a compound tincture of benzoin.
This kingdom produces large quantities of pepper, besides ginger and benzoin.
It comes from Camboja laden with rice, camanguian or benzoin, and other drugs.
balsamic resin obtained from a tree (Styrax benzoin) of Indonesia, 1560s (earlier as bengewine, 1550s), from Middle French 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).