On the way down he identifies trees by which needles are best to sleep on: balsam fir is good.
Sickness, thou mayest intrude, but I have a balsam ready—God has chosen me.
The genius of Jewish history has the balsam of consolation to offer.
On the spot where he died he encamped; and caused the body to be embalmed with balsam, myrrh, and aloes.
Or the plug may be dipped in Friar's balsam, or tincture of Kino.
Turpentine of Canada, called Canada balsam, is extracted from the Pinus canadensis and balsamea.
I had my hands, my house, and my Bohemian balsam to support her!
His palm, sticky with balsam gum, quivered in Quintana's grasp.
A little sprig of balsam would not have mattered so much—but geraniums!
The wind is lighter and you know what Fred said about the Spruce probably doing better than the balsam in a light breeze.
1570s, "aromatic resin used for healing wounds and soothing pains," from Latin balsamum "gum of the balsam tree" (see balm). There is an isolated Old English reference from c.1000, and Middle English used basme, baume, from the French form of the word. As a type of flowering plant of the Impatiens family, it is attested from 1741.