Origin of balsam
Examples from the Web for balsamic
Now drizzle in the balsamic vinegar and slap your chicken around the bowl.
Gaby Dalkin takes out her high-end olive oil and blends it with balsamic vinegar to pour over caprese salad.
But the manager says turnover is high and that he sells out of even such pricey items as Pringles, Nescafe, and balsamic vinegar.
Every night this balsamic breath invades the town, filling its streets with ambrosial suggestions.Alone|Norman Douglas
All the waters are brilliantly green and clear as crystal, rippled by breezes laden with balsamic odors from the adjacent forests.America, Volume IV (of 6)|Joel Cook
Every ingredient of this Balsamic dentifrice has a beneficial effect on the Teeth and Gums.
I frequently used to visit the plantations of nutmegs and cloves, and refresh myself with their balsamic fragrance.A Woman's Journey Round the World|Ida Pfeiffer
The oily and balsamic substance which the minute seeds possess, may be found to have medicinal qualities.The Commercial Products of the Vegetable Kingdom|P. L. Simmonds
British Dictionary definitions for balsamic
Word Origin for balsam
Word Origin and History for balsamic (1 of 2)
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.