What does balsam mean?

balsam meaning in General Dictionary

to take care of or anoint with balsam to alleviate just like balsam to make balsamic

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  • A resin containing almost of an important or volatile oil
  • any of various fragrant oleoresins used in drugs and perfumes
  • any seed plant yielding balsam
  • an ointment containing a fragrant resin
  • A resin containing more or less of a vital or volatile oil.
  • A species of tree (Abies balsamea).
  • a yearly garden plant (Impatiens balsamina) with stunning plants; balsamine.
  • whatever heals, soothes, or restores.
  • To treat or anoint with balsam; to alleviate, just like balsam; to render balsamic.

balsam meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1570s, "aromatic resin utilized for healing wounds and relaxing problems," from Latin balsamum "gum associated with the balsam-tree" (see balm). There is certainly an isolated Old English reference from c.1000, and Middle English used basme, baume, through the French kind of the word. As a form of flowering plant of the Impatiens family members, its attested from 1741.


balsam - German to English

balsam

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  • cream
  • heart-balm
  • balm the soul [sleep ...]
  • cream
  • ointment
  • solution
  • relaxing medicine
  • balm [also fig.]

balsam meaning in General Dictionary

(n.) A resin containing just about of an essential or volatile oil.

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  • (letter.) A species of tree (Abies balsamea).
  • (letter.) A yearly yard plant (Impatiens balsamina) with stunning plants; balsamine.
  • (n.) Anything that heals, soothes, or restores.
  • (v. t.) To deal with or anoint with balsam; to alleviate, just like balsam; to make balsamic.

Sentence Examples with the word balsam

The summits of some of the mountains are too high for trees and above belts of dwarf spruce, balsam and birch they are clothed chiefly with sandworts, diapensia, cassiope, rushes, sedges and lichens.

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