Recent Examples of balsam from the Web
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.
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.
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.
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.
Origin and Etymology of balsam
First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
BALSAM Defined for English Language Learners
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).