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balsamiferous

[ bawl-suh-mif-er-uhs ]
/ ˈbɔl səˈmɪf ər əs /
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adjective

yielding balsam.

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Origin of balsamiferous

First recorded in 1675–85; balsam + -i- + -ferous
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British Dictionary definitions for balsamiferous

balsamiferous
/ (ˌbɔːlsəˈmɪfərəs) /

adjective

yielding or producing balsam
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