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balm of Gilead  


      n  
1    any of several trees of the burseraceous genus Commiphora, esp. C. opobalsamum of Africa and W Asia, that yield a fragrant oily resin (see balm (sense 1))  
   Compare       myrrh       1  
2    the resin exuded by these trees  
3    a North American hybrid female poplar tree, Populus gileadensis (or P. candicans), with broad heart-shaped leaves  
4    a fragrant resin obtained from the balsam fir  
   See also       Canada balsam  
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balm  
      n  
1    any of various oily aromatic resinous substances obtained from certain tropical trees and used for healing and soothing  
   See also       balsam       1  
2    any plant yielding such a substance, esp. the balm of Gilead  
3    something comforting or soothing  
soft music is a balm     
4    any aromatic or oily substance used for healing or soothing  
5      (Also called)    lemon balm   an aromatic Eurasian herbaceous plant, Melissa officinalis, having clusters of small fragrant white two-lipped flowers: family Labiatae (labiates)  
6    a pleasant odour  
     (C13: from Old French basme, from Latin balsamum balsam)  
  balmlike      adj  


balm of Gilead  
      n  
1    any of several trees of the burseraceous genus Commiphora, esp. C. opobalsamum of Africa and W Asia, that yield a fragrant oily resin (see balm (sense 1))  
   Compare       myrrh       1  
2    the resin exuded by these trees  
3    a North American hybrid female poplar tree, Populus gileadensis (or P. candicans), with broad heart-shaped leaves  
4    a fragrant resin obtained from the balsam fir  
   See also       Canada balsam  
lemon balm  
      n      the full name of       balm       5  
Tiger balm  
      n   Trademark   (in Malaysia) a mentholated ointment widely used as a panacea  

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balm  

1    balsam, cream, embrocation, emollient, lotion, ointment, salve, unguent  
2    anodyne, comfort, consolation, curative, palliative, restorative, solace  

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