Definition of balsam
Origin of balsam
OTHER WORDS FROM balsambal·sa·ma·ceous [bawl-suh-mey-shuhs], /ˌbɔl səˈmeɪ ʃəs/, adjectivebal·sam·ic [bawl-som-ik, ‐sam‐], /bɔlˈsɒm ɪk, ‐ˈsæm‐/, adjectivebal·sam·y, adjective
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How to use balsam in a sentence
On the way down he identifies trees by which needles are best to sleep on: Balsam fir is good.Pete Dexter’s Indelible Portrait of Author Norman Maclean|Pete Dexter|March 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Martin Balsam and Diane Cilento and all the good people are holed up in a shack at the top of the hill.
Balsam boughs were gathered for the bed and some firewood collected; then we went down stream to fish and explore.Muskrat City|Henry Abbott
A vulnerary balsam invented by Guy, of Caliac, once in great repute, but now obsolete.
Its medicinal qualities are intermediate to those of the aromatic turpentines and balsam of tolu.
Castor oil may be detected in the way noticed under Balsam of Peru.
Of the nature of balsam, or containing or resembling it; bland, soothing, healing; balmy.