balm of Gilead


balm of Gil·e·ad

noun \-ˈgil-ē-əd\

Definition of BALM OF GILEAD

1
: a small evergreen African and Asian tree (Commiphora meccanensis of the family Burseraceae) with aromatic leaves
2
: a fragrant oleoresin from the balm of Gilead—called also Mecca balsam

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