Definitions for: Styrax


[n] any shrub or small tree of the genus Styrax having fragrant bell-shaped flowers that hang below the dark green foliage



Webster (1913) Definition: Sty"rax, n. [L. styrax, storax, Gr. ?. See Storax.]
1. (Bot.) A genus of shrubs and trees, mostly American or
Asiatic, abounding in resinous and aromatic substances.
Styrax officinalis yields storax, and S. Benzoin
yields benzoin.

2. Same as Storax.

See Also: bush, genus Styrax, Japanese snowbell, shrub, snowbell, Styrax japonicum, Styrax obassia, Styrax texana, Texas snowbell, Texas snowbells

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