Origin: Fr benjoin < It benzoino < Ar lubān jāwī, incense of Java: lu- dropped because falsely assumed to be the article
See benzoin in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Earlier benjoin
Origin: , from French benjoin
Origin: and Italian benzoino
Origin: , both from Arabic lubān jāwī, frankincense of Java; see lbn in Semitic roots.
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