xylobalsamum

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

Definition of xylobalsamum

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

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Origin and Etymology of xylobalsamum

Latin, from Greek xylobalsamon, from xyl- + balsamon balsam tree, balsam — more at balm


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