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Definition of the noun balsam

What does balsam mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: balsams

  1. any seed plant yielding balsam
  2. any of various fragrant oleoresins used in medicines and perfumes
    • lexical domain: Substances - nouns denoting substances
    • more generic word: oleoresin = a naturally occurring mixture of a resin and an essential oil
    • more specific terms:
      • balsam of tolu / tolu balsam / tolu = aromatic yellowish brown balsam from the tolu balsam tree used especially in cough syrups
      • balm = any of various aromatic resinous substances used for healing and soothing
  3. an ointment containing a fragrant resin
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • more generic words: balm / ointment / salve / unction / unguent = semisolid preparation (usually containing a medicine) applied externally as a remedy or for soothing an irritation

Alternative definition of the noun balsam


  1. A sweet-smelling oil or resin derived from various plants.
  2. A plant or tree yielding such substance.
  3. A soothing ointment.
  4. [figuratively] Something soothing.
  5. A flowering plant of the genus Impatiens.
  6. A balsam fir.
  7. Canada balsam, a turpentine obtained from the resin of balsam fir.


  1. Balsam is an unincorporated community located in the Scott Creek township of Jackson County, in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina, USA. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 49. There is one United States Post Office in the town. The Zip Code is 28707.
  2. Balsam a.k.a. Balsam Township is a township in Aitkin County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 42 as of the 2010 census.

There are other places with in their name, like Balsam Lake, Balsam Grove.


Balsam is a fictional character from the 1950 film Morris the Midget Moose.


"Balsam" is a musical album of Naked Lunch.

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Balsam is a variety of traditional Northern Europe an herbal, high alcohol content liqueurs originally used for medicinal purposes.

  • also known as Бальзам

Phrases with Balsam

Phrases starting with the word Balsam:

  1. balsam fir
  2. balsam herb
  3. balsam pear
  4. balsam tree
  5. balsam apple
  6. Balsam Globe
  7. balsam capivi
  8. balsam family
  9. balsam poplar
  10. balsam willow
  11. balsam of peru
  12. balsam of tolu
  13. balsam-scented

Phrases ending with the word Balsam:

  1. tolu balsam
  2. liver balsam
  3. White Balsam
  4. Alpine Balsam
  5. canada balsam
  6. orange balsam
  7. Yellow Balsam

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Balsam

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Google previewForests And Forest Plants - Volume II (2009)

by John N. Owens, H. Gyde Lund

Peru balsam is a dark brown, viscous liquid with a balsamic odor: Tolu balsam is a brownish-yellow plastic solid when fresh...

Google previewA Practical Treatise on the Manufacture of Perfumery (2008)

by Carl Deite, William Brannt

Tola balsam is the produce of Myroxylon toluiferum, Humb., Bonpl. et Kunth, Tohdfera balsamum, L., a tree of the...

Google previewFenaroli's Handbook of Flavor Ingredients, Sixth Edition (2016)

by George A. Burdock

Description: Fir balsam is a tall tree with a characteristic pyramidal shape and numerous branches. The tree is widespread throughout North America, particularly in Canada (Nova Scotia) and the northern United States. A liquid oleoresin is ...

Google previewThe Garden (1878)

And yet the Balsam is a plant singularly easy to grow and singularly beautiful when Well grown, and if those who profess to be good cultivators of it would, during the month of August, visit such a collection in pots as may then be seen at the ...

Google previewPeoples of All Nations (1922)

by Sir John Alexander Hammerton

The balsam is the sap of a big tree, so thickly-leaved that it makes a darkness in the forests, hundreds of miles in extent, where it grows. The bark is scraped or ...

Google previewThe Distillation of Resins and the Preparation of Rosin Products, Resinates, Lamp-black, Printing Inks, Typewriting Inks, Etc (1917)

by Victor Schweizer, Herbert Birtwhistle Stocks

African or Illurin Balsam is a similar although inferior product, sometimes used as an adulterant of the genuine article. This is also probably derived from a ...

Google previewA technique for slide preparation of aphids, scales, and insect genitalia and larvae (1976)

by Arden D Tagestad

Discussion Canada balsam is the most versatile mounting medium for small insects. Some of its most important qualities are that it gives up air bubbles and air pockets easily, rarely clouds or crystallizes, has a favorable refractive index, ...

Google previewRevelation! (2014)

Reveal Your Destiny with Essential Oils by Suzanne R Banks

Peru Balsam (Myroxylon pereirae) softness, protection Peru balsam is a native of Central America and has uses in the fragrance, medical and food flavouring industries. This oil is sweet, soft and is a little bit like vanilla. It has been traditionally ...

Google previewMedical Lexicon. A New Dictionary of Medical Science, containing a concise account of the various subjects and terms, ... and formulae for ... preparations etc. Third edition (1865)

Apopledique, Balsam, apoplcctic—b. d'Arcaeus, Balllmof Arcwns, and lIngucntum elemi compositum—h. Armnnh'que, Balsam, aromatic—b. Benjeis, Benjamin—b. Blane, sec Amyris Opobalsa~ mum—b. du Brhil, Copaiba—b. dc Canada, sec ...

Google previewA Complete Dictionary of Practical Gardening (1807)

Comprehending All the Modern Improvements in the Art; Whether in the Raising of the Various Esculent Vegetables, Or in the Forcing and Managing of Different Sorts of Fruits and Plants, and that of Laying Out, Ornamenting, and Planting, Gardens and Pleasure Grounds: with Correct Engravings ... from Original Drawings by Sydenham Edwards by R. W. Dickson

Cock's-comb Amaranthus, Globe Amber Tree Amelanchier Amellus Ananas Andrachne Andromeda Anemone Angelica Angelica, Berry-bearing Angelica Tree Anotta Apple Tree Apple, Custard Apple, Love Apple, Mad Apple, Male Balsam ...

Google previewThe Micrographic Dictionary (1875)

A Guide to the Examination and Investigation of the Structure and Nature of Microscopic Objects by John William Griffith, Arthur Henfrey

A clean slide is then warmed over the flame of a spirit-lamp, or upon a stove, and some clear balsam placed in the middle of it, and rendered more liquid by further gentle heat ; the object is then carefully removed from the turpentine with ...

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Quotes about Balsam

Whatever story of their cruelty,
Or nail, or thorn, or spear have writ in Thee,
Are in another sense
Still legible ;
Sweet is the difference :
Once I did spell
Every red letter
A wound of Thine ;
Now, what is better,
Balsam for mine. (Richard Crashaw)
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Scrabble value of B3A1L1S1A1M3

The value of this 6-letter word is 10 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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