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Definition of "opopanax" [opopanax]

  • A gum resin obtained from the root of Opopanax chironium, formerly used in medicine. (noun)
  • A perfume made from the gum resin of various trees. (noun)
  • The opopanax tree, Acacia farnesiana, an acacia of America. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "opopanax" in a sentence
  • "Three loves – ancient loves – vanish in tears … I did this in four days in a room of blue satin, in an overheated apartment, full of different smells, where the opopanax and cyclamen gave me a slight fever conducive towards production or even towards reproduction."
  • "For many days now he had lain in bed in a room exuding silver, crimson, and electric light, smelling of opopanax and of cigars."
  • "So the purveyors continued to mount to their apartment, and Ralph, in the course of his frequent nights from it, found himself always dodging the corners of black glazed boxes and swaying pyramids of pasteboard; always lifting his hat to sidling milliners 'girls, or effacing himself before slender vendeuses floating by in a mist of opopanax."
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