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- n. A white crystalline substance extracted from gum storax, consisting of a salt of cinnamic acid with cinnamic alcohol.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A white crystalline tasteless substance extracted from gum storax, and consisting of a salt of cinnamic acid with cinnamic alcohol.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An ester (C18H16O2) of cinnamic acid, which is the chief constituent of storax. It forms odorless and tasteless crystals, which have the properties of a resin.
The oil consists chiefly of benzyl benzoate and cinnamate, together with styracin, or cinnamyl cinnamate, and a small quantity of free benzoic and cinnamic acids.