sty·​rax ˈstī-ˌraks How to pronounce styrax (audio)
: storax

Examples of styrax in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web At the base, the fragrance is rounded out by sweet vanilla bean, smoky tobacco leaf absolute, and woody styrax resin. Dallas News, 30 Nov. 2022 Part of the Heritage collection, the new woodsy-fresh Aventus Cologne combines base notes of styrax, birch, musk and tonka bean to bring out your inner emperor. $325 for 50 milliliters. Kevin Smothers,, 6 June 2019

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Word History


Latin — more at storax

First Known Use

1555, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of styrax was in 1555

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“Styrax.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Mar. 2024.

Medical Definition


sty·​rax ˈstī-ˌraks How to pronounce styrax (audio)
: storax
capitalized : a large genus (the type genus of the family Styracaceae) of shrubs and trees including forms yielding commercially important resins (as benzoin)
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