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balsam

noun bal·sam \ˈbl-səm\

: an oily substance with a pleasant smell that comes from different kinds of plants

Full Definition of BALSAM

1
a :  an aromatic and usually oily and resinous substance flowing from various plants; especially :  any of several resinous substances containing benzoic or cinnamic acid and used especially in medicine
b :  a preparation containing resinous substances and having a balsamic odor
2
a :  a balsam-yielding tree; especially :  balsam fir
b :  impatiens; especially :  a common garden ornamental (Impatiens balsamina)
3
:  balm 5

Origin of BALSAM

Latin balsamum, from Greek balsamon, probably of Semitic origin; akin to Hebrew bāshām balsam
First Known Use: before 12th century

balsam

noun bal·sam \ˈbl-səm\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of BALSAM

1
a :  an aromatic and usually oily and resinous substance flowing from various plants; especially :  any of several resinous substances containing benzoic or cinnamic acid and used especially in medicine b :  a preparation containing resinous substances and having a balsamic odor
2
:  a balsam-yielding tree
3
:  balm 3
bal·sam·ic \bl-ˈsam-ik\ adjective

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