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balsam of Peru

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noun
  1. Peru balsam.
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Origin of balsam of Peru

First recorded in 1765–75
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balsam of Peru

noun
  1. 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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