n 1 a : an aromatic and usu. oily and resinous substance flowing from various plants : esp : any of several resinous substances containing benzoic or cinnamic acid and used esp. in medicine b : a preparation containing resinous substances and having a balsamic odor 2 : a balsam-yielding tree 3 : BALM 3 bal*sam*ic adj
Similar sounding terms: bal·lism
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