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For all their initial intensity, the wines soften after 10 years of aging, revealing a graceful complexity, with savory kaleidoscopic flavors: herbal, balsam and saline.
After the evening meal, eat lettuce, drink wine, and rub an ointment made of the oil of violets or camphor on the temples. Dissolve a mixture of poppy seeds, lettuce seeds, balsam, saffron, and sugar and cook it in poppy juice.
The findings were that trees already at the southern end of their range will do poorly — including balsam fir, aspen, white spruce and tamarack.
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Origin and Etymology of balsam
First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
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balsamicplay \bȯl-ˈsam-ik\ adjective
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