balm of Gilead
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))
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
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