Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English homepage

Topic: INDUSTRY

Date: 1800-1900
Origin: bezoin type of chemical compound obtained from a tree (16-21 centuries), from Old French benjoin, from Catalan benjuĂ­, from Arabic luban jawi 'frankincense of Java'

benzene

noun
     
ben‧zene [uncountable]
TI a liquid obtained from coal, used for making plastics
Word of the Day
The INDUSTRY
Word of the Day is:

Other related topics