Balsam family



the plant family Balsaminaceae, typified by succulent stems, alternate, opposite, or whorled simple leaves, and irregular solitary or clustered flowers, including the balsam and jewelweed.

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  • Balsam fir

    a North American fir, Abies balsamea, having dark purplish cones and yielding Canada balsam. the wood of this tree. any of certain other firs. Canada balsam. a pale yellow or greenish, slightly fluorescent, clear, viscous, bitter-tasting, water-insoluble liquid, having a pleasant, aromatic, pinelike odor, and solidifying on exposure to air: obtained from the balsam fir, […]

  • Balsam of fir

    Canada balsam. a pale yellow or greenish, slightly fluorescent, clear, viscous, bitter-tasting, water-insoluble liquid, having a pleasant, aromatic, pinelike odor, and solidifying on exposure to air: obtained from the balsam fir, Abies balsamea, and used chiefly for mounting objects on microscope slides, in the manufacture of fine lacquers, and as a cement for lenses. noun […]



  • Balsam of tolu

    tolu. noun the full name of tolu

  • Balsam of peru

    Peru balsam. noun an aromatic balsam that is obtained from the tropical South American leguminous tree Myroxylon pereirae and is similar to balsam of Tolu Also called Peru balsam



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