- any tropical or subtropical tree of the genus Styrax, which includes the storaxes
C16: via Latin from Greek sturax
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Examples from the Web for styrax
From gum benzoin, either alone or mixed with olibanum or styrax, thrown on hot cinders or a heated shovel.
The Styrax benzon, a native of the Indian islands, yields the resin called benzoin.The Desert World
Laden with perfume was the air, of jessamine, of styrax, of roses heavy in the breathless evening glow.The Hill of Venus
The styrax is found here in great abundance, a tree not large but straight in its growth.
Invert the prepared cover, and gently place it upon the styrax.The Diatomaceae of Philadelphia and Vicinity
Charles Sumner Boyer