HyperDic: balsam

English > 3 senses of the word balsam:
NOUNplantbalsamany seed plant yielding balsam / balsam
substancebalsamany of various fragrant oleoresins used in medicines and perfumes
artifactbalsaman ointment containing a fragrant resin
balsam > pronunciation
Soundsbao'lsahm
Rhymesabolitionism ... zirconium: 557 rhymes with ahm...
English > balsam: 3 senses > noun 1, plant
MeaningAny seed plant yielding balsam / balsam.
Broaderspermatophyte, phanerogam, seed plantplant that reproduces by means of seeds not spores
SubstancesbalsamAny of various fragrant oleoresins used in medicines and perfumes
Spanishbálsamo
Catalanbàlsam
Adjectivesbalsamicof or relating to or containing balsam / balsam
English > balsam: 3 senses > noun 2, substance
MeaningAny of various fragrant oleoresins used in medicines and perfumes.
NarrowerbalmAny of various aromatic resinous substances used for healing and soothing
tolu, balsam of tolu, tolu balsamaromatic yellowish brown balsam / balsam from the tolu balsam tree used especially in cough syrups
BroaderoleoresinA naturally occurring mixture of a resin and an essential oil
Substance ofbalsamAny seed plant yielding balsam / balsam
Spanishbálsamo
Catalanbàlsam
Adjectivesbalsamic, balsamyof or relating to or containing balsam / balsam
English > balsam: 3 senses > noun 3, artifact
MeaningAn ointment containing a fragrant resin.
Broaderointment, unction, unguent, balm, salvesemisolid preparation (usually containing a medicine) applied externally as a remedy or for soothing an irritation
Spanishbálsamo, ungüento
Adjectivesbalsamicof or relating to or containing balsam / balsam

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