Origin of balsam
Examples from the Web for balsamic
Contemporary Examples of balsamic
Now drizzle in the balsamic vinegar and slap your chicken around the bowl.How to Cook 'Ghetto Gourmet'
The Daily Beast
December 8, 2009
Gaby Dalkin takes out her high-end olive oil and blends it with balsamic vinegar to pour over caprese salad.The Secrets to Buying Olive Oil
December 1, 2009
But the manager says turnover is high and that he sells out of even such pricey items as Pringles, Nescafe, and balsamic vinegar.Life After the Bombs
October 16, 2009
Historical Examples of balsamic
One of the best remedies for wounds or bruises is the balsamic or anti-putrid vinegar, which is made in the following manner.
“A balsamic taste, slightly piquant but agreeable,” he observed.The Strollers
Frederic S. Isham
A wind came out of the North, cool and sweet and balsamic with 382 hope.The Prairie Child
They have a balsamic flavor, accompanied with a very agreeable odor.
They are aromatic, and have not the balsamic flavor of the true Calvilles.
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.