balsam of Peru


balsam of Pe·ru

noun \-pə-ˈrü\

Definition of BALSAM OF PERU

: a leguminous balsam from a tropical American tree (Myroxylon pereirae) used especially as an irritant and to promote wound healing—called also Peru balsam, Peruvian balsam

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up balsam of Peru? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).