Recent Examples of balsam from the Web
What this mix may really commemorate is one boy’s melancholy realization during the rainy spring of 1972 that the past existed and was irretrievable, except with the aid of lilacs, balsam mini- pillows, and Top 40 headcheese.
The fragrance also has notes of calming Peru balsam, which is a sweet resin that the brand says adds depth to the otherwise fresh and herbaceous ingredients.
Patients decamped from the cities in the late 1800s to the 1920s to seek a cure in the balsam-scented mountain air.
One merry year, my mother (her daughter-in-law) claimed a bargain balsam as well.
Launching in September is this sleek bottle, wrapped along the top in a metal Y, with a juice that is a delicate blend of natural notes, from bergamot to fir balsam.
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.
The findings were that trees already at the southern end of their range will do poorly — including balsam fir, aspen, white spruce and tamarack.
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.
These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'balsam.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.
BALSAM Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of balsam for English Language Learners
: an oily substance with a pleasant smell that comes from different kinds of plants
BALSAM Defined for Kids
medical Definition of balsam
balsamicplay \bȯl-ˈsam-ik\ adjective
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up balsam? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).