Balsamodendron Gileadense
Balm Balm (b[aum]m), n. [OE. baume, OF. bausme, basme, F. baume, L. balsamum balsam, from Gr. ba`lsamon; perhaps of Semitic origin; cf. Heb. b[=a]s[=a]m. Cf. {Balsam}.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Bot.) An aromatic plant of the genus {Melissa}. [1913 Webster]

2. The resinous and aromatic exudation of certain trees or shrubs. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

3. Any fragrant ointment. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

4. Anything that heals or that mitigates pain. ``Balm for each ill.'' --Mrs. Hemans. [1913 Webster]

{Balm cricket} (Zo["o]l.), the European cicada. --Tennyson.

{Balm of Gilead} (Bot.), a small evergreen African and Asiatic tree of the terebinthine family ({Balsamodendron Gileadense}). Its leaves yield, when bruised, a strong aromatic scent; and from this tree is obtained the balm of Gilead of the shops, or balsam of Mecca. This has a yellowish or greenish color, a warm, bitterish, aromatic taste, and a fragrant smell. It is valued as an unguent and cosmetic by the Turks. The fragrant herb {Dracocephalum Canariense} is familiarly called balm of Gilead, and so are the American trees, {Populus balsamifera}, variety candicans (balsam poplar), and {Abies balsamea} (balsam fir). [1913 Webster]


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  • Balsamodendron Gileadense — Xylobalsamum Xy lo*bal sa*mum, n. [NL., fr. Gr. xy lon wood + ? the balsam tree, balsam; cf. L. xylobalsamum balsam wood, Gr. ?.] (Med.) The dried twigs of a Syrian tree ({Balsamodendron Gileadense}). U. S. Disp. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Balsamodendron — (B. Kunth. s. Balsamea Gled.), Pflanzengattung aus der Familie der Burseraceen, 1. Ordn. 8. Kl. L., balsamreiche arabische Bäume mit vierzähnigem Kelche, 4 Blumenblättern, 8 Staubgefäßen unterhalb der ringförmigen Scheibe, zweifächerigem… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Смолы и бальзамы — Содержание: Общее понятие о С. Классификация. Внешний вид и свойства. Химический состав. Анализ. Описание С. Общее понятие о смолах. Под именем С. собраны в общий отдел своеобразные, обладающие некоторыми общими свойствами продукты выделения… …   Энциклопедический словарь Ф.А. Брокгауза и И.А. Ефрона

  • Мирра — (евр. мор, греч. смирна; в Синод. пер. мирра , бальзам или смирна ). I. Смола растущего в Южной Аравии и, по видимому, произраставшего в библ. времена и в Палестине растения (Balsamodendron, или Commiphora mirra). Этот колючий кустарник с… …   Библейская энциклопедия Брокгауза

  • Abies balsamea — Balm Balm (b[aum]m), n. [OE. baume, OF. bausme, basme, F. baume, L. balsamum balsam, from Gr. ba lsamon; perhaps of Semitic origin; cf. Heb. b[=a]s[=a]m. Cf. {Balsam}.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Bot.) An aromatic plant of the genus {Melissa}. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Balm — (b[aum]m), n. [OE. baume, OF. bausme, basme, F. baume, L. balsamum balsam, from Gr. ba lsamon; perhaps of Semitic origin; cf. Heb. b[=a]s[=a]m. Cf. {Balsam}.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Bot.) An aromatic plant of the genus {Melissa}. [1913 Webster] 2.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Balm cricket — Balm Balm (b[aum]m), n. [OE. baume, OF. bausme, basme, F. baume, L. balsamum balsam, from Gr. ba lsamon; perhaps of Semitic origin; cf. Heb. b[=a]s[=a]m. Cf. {Balsam}.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Bot.) An aromatic plant of the genus {Melissa}. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Balm of Gilead — Balm Balm (b[aum]m), n. [OE. baume, OF. bausme, basme, F. baume, L. balsamum balsam, from Gr. ba lsamon; perhaps of Semitic origin; cf. Heb. b[=a]s[=a]m. Cf. {Balsam}.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Bot.) An aromatic plant of the genus {Melissa}. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Dracocephalum Canariense — Balm Balm (b[aum]m), n. [OE. baume, OF. bausme, basme, F. baume, L. balsamum balsam, from Gr. ba lsamon; perhaps of Semitic origin; cf. Heb. b[=a]s[=a]m. Cf. {Balsam}.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Bot.) An aromatic plant of the genus {Melissa}. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Populus balsamifera — Balm Balm (b[aum]m), n. [OE. baume, OF. bausme, basme, F. baume, L. balsamum balsam, from Gr. ba lsamon; perhaps of Semitic origin; cf. Heb. b[=a]s[=a]m. Cf. {Balsam}.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Bot.) An aromatic plant of the genus {Melissa}. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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