- balsam apple,
- balsam capivi,
- balsam family,
- balsam fir,
- balsam of peru
Origin of balsam
Examples from the Web for balsam
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
The dirt and sand may be kept out of the crack by filling it with balsam of fir, or pine pitch.Rational Horse-Shoeing|John E. Russell
Small doses (2 drams) of balsam of copaiba are sometimes useful in imparting tone to the partly paralyzed organ.Special Report on Diseases of Cattle|U.S. Department of Agriculture
After many attempts the son was successful; and the balsam, applied to Wainamoinen's wound, healed it immediately.National Epics|Kate Milner Rabb
This must be done very quickly, or the balsam inside the cover will be heated by the knife, and the preparation spoiled.
Remove it from the hot plate and lay it on a cool surface, still continuing the pressure until the balsam has begun to harden.
Word Origin for balsam
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.