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Noun: balsam  ból-sum
  1. Any seed plant yielding balsam
     
  2. Any of various fragrant oleoresins used in medicines and perfumes
     
  3. An ointment containing a fragrant resin

Derived forms: balsams

Type of: balm, ointment, oleoresin, phanerogam, salve, seed plant, spermatophyte, unction, unguent

Encyclopedia: Balsam, North Carolina