aburachan seed


abu·​ra·​chan seed
: the seed of a Japanese shrub (Benzoin praecox) yielding an aromatic medicinal oil

Word History


borrowed from Japanese aburachan, the plant Lindera (Benzoin) praecox, from abura "oil" + chan "pitch, tar"

First Known Use

1916, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of aburachan seed was in 1916

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“Aburachan seed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aburachan%20seed. Accessed 10 Jun. 2023.

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