- Also called tolu balsam, balsam of tolu, tolu resin. a fragrant, yellowish-brown balsam or resin obtained from a South American leguminous tree, Myroxylon balsamum, and used in medicine as a stomachic and expectorant, and in perfumery.
- the tree itself.
Origin of tolu
Examples from the Web for tolu
Historical Examples of tolu
This is the substance which is left in the preparation of syrup of tolu.
As the last, but using only one half the weight of balsam of tolu.
Equal parts of balsam of tolu and compound tincture of benzoin, with double the quantity of rectified spirit.
She had the Scrivano of Tolu aboard her, with eleven men and one woman.On the Spanish Main
The Chinese josticks are of a similar composition, but contain no Tolu.The Art of Perfumery
G. W. Septimus Piesse
- an aromatic balsam obtained from a South American tree, Myroxylon balsamumSee balsam (def. 1)