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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - An ointment containing a fragrant resin; Any of various fragrant oleoresins used in medicines and perfumes.

Usage examples (36)
  • A thick, aromatic, reddish brown resin (balsam) exudes from the bark of damaged tree trunks.
  • Abies Englemanii, near of kin to what is often called the balsam fir.
  • Nipped by the frost till the tang of their loosened balsam is keener;
  • The Smith/Stearn/Smith volume lists the first but omits balsam from the vernacular list. for more
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