aburachan seed

abu·​ra·​chan seed | \ ˌäbərəˈchän- \

Definition of aburachan seed

: the seed of a Japanese shrub (Benzoin praecox) yielding an aromatic medicinal oil

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First Known Use of aburachan seed

1916, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for aburachan seed

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

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“Aburachan seed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aburachan%20seed. Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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