xylobalsamum

noun
xy·​lo·​bal·​sa·​mum | \ ˌzīlōˈbȯlsəməm \

Definition of xylobalsamum

: the dried twigs or fragrant wood of a balm of Gilead (Commiphora meccanensis)

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History and Etymology for xylobalsamum

Latin, from Greek xylobalsamon, from xyl- + balsamon balsam tree, balsam

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“Xylobalsamum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/xylobalsamum. Accessed 27 Oct. 2021.

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