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benjamin definition

  • noun:
    • See benzoin.
    • A balsamic resin from the bark of Styrax trees used in perfumes, incense, and medication; benzoin resin.
    • a form of tree which produces benzoin or has actually comparable properties; especially, Styrax benzoin, Lindera benzoin, or Ficus benjamina; a benjamin tree.
    • A kind of top coating for men.
    • Alternative form of Benjamin: a US $100 bill.
    • identify benzoin.
    • some sort of top coating for men.
    • a type of top coat or overcoat formerly worn by men.
    • Gum benjamin. See benzoin.
    • An essence created from benzoin.
    • in Australian Pidgin-English, a married man: a husband.
    • (Old-Testament) the youngest and best-loved boy of Jacob and Rachel and another associated with twelve forebears for the tribes of Israel
    • gum resin utilized particularly in managing epidermis discomfort
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