balsam of Peru


noun


Origin of balsam of Peru

First recorded in 1765–75
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British Dictionary definitions for balsam of peru

balsam of Peru

noun

an aromatic balsam that is obtained from the tropical South American leguminous tree Myroxylon pereirae and is similar to balsam of ToluAlso called: Peru balsam
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