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Balsam

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CIDE DICTIONARY

Balsamn. [L. balsamum the balsam tree or its resin, Gr. ba`lsamon. See Balm, n.].
  •  A resin containing more or less of an essential or volatile oil.  [1913 Webster]
    " The balsams are aromatic resinous substances, flowing spontaneously or by incision from certain plants. A great variety of substances pass under this name, but the term is now usually restricted to resins which, in addition to a volatile oil, contain benzoic and cinnamic acid. Among the true balsams are the balm of Gilead, and the balsams of copaiba, Peru, and Tolu. There are also many pharmaceutical preparations and resinous substances, possessed of a balsamic smell, to which the name balsam has been given."  [1913 Webster]
  •  A species of tree (Abies balsamea).  [1913 Webster]
  •  Anything that heals, soothes, or restores.  [1913 Webster]
    "Was not the people's blessing a balsam to thy blood?"  [1913 Webster]
Balsam apple (Bot.), an East Indian plant (Momordica balsamina), of the gourd family, with red or orange-yellow cucumber-shaped fruit of the size of a walnut, used as a vulnerary, and in liniments and poultices. -- Balsam fir (Bot.), the American coniferous tree, Abies balsamea, from which the useful Canada balsam is derived. -- Balsam of copaiba. See Copaiba. -- Balsam of Mecca, balm of Gilead. -- Balsam of Peru, a reddish brown, syrupy balsam, obtained from a Central American tree (Myroxylon Pereiræ and used as a stomachic and expectorant, and in the treatment of ulcers, etc. It was long supposed to be a product of Peru. -- Balsam of Tolu, a reddish or yellowish brown semisolid or solid balsam, obtained from a South American tree (Myroxylon toluiferum). It is highly fragrant, and is used as a stomachic and expectorant. -- Balsam tree, any tree from which balsam is obtained, esp. the Abies balsamea. -- Canada balsam, Balsam of fir, Canada turpentine, a yellowish, viscid liquid, which, by time and exposure, becomes a transparent solid mass. It is obtained from the balm of Gilead (or balsam) fir (Abies balsamea) by breaking the vesicles upon the trunk and branches. See Balm.
Balsamv. t. 
     To treat or anoint with balsam; to relieve, as with balsam; to render balsamic.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

Balsam, n.
1 any of several aromatic resinous exudations, such as balm, obtained from various trees and shrubs and used as a base for certain fragrances and medical preparations.
2 an ointment, esp. one composed of a substance dissolved in oil or turpentine.
3 any of various trees or shrubs which yield balsam.
4 any of several flowering plants of the genus Impatiens.
5 a healing or soothing agency.

Idiom
balsam apple any of various gourdlike plants of the genus Momordica, having warted orange-yellow fruits. balsam fir a N. American tree (Abies balsamea) which yields balsam. balsam poplar any of various N. American poplars, esp. Populus balsamifera, yielding balsam.
Derivative
balsamic adj.
Etymology
OE f. L balsamum

THESAURUS

Balsam

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ROGET THESAURUS

Balsam

Remedy

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