balm of Gilead

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balm of Gil·e·ad \ -ˈgi-lē-əd \

Definition of balm of Gilead

1 :an agency that soothes, relieves, or heals
2 :a small evergreen African and Asian tree (Commiphora opobalsamum synonym C. meccanensis of the family Burseraceae) with aromatic leaves; also :a fragrant oleoresin from this tree
3 :any of several poplars having resinous buds: such as
a :a hybrid North American tree (Populus gileadensis) with broadly cordate leaves that are pubescent especially on the underside

Origin and Etymology of balm of gilead

Gilead, region of ancient Palestine known for its balm


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balm of Gilead

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noun balm of Gil·e·ad \ -ˈgil-ē-əd \

medical 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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