Tolu tree
Tolu To*lu", n. A fragrant balsam said to have been first brought from Santiago de Tolu, in New Granada. See {Balsam of Tolu}, under {Balsam}. [1913 Webster]

{Tolu tree} (Bot.), a large tree ({Myroxylon toluiferum}), the wood of which is red in the center, and has an aromatic rose odor. It affords the balsam called tolu. [1913 Webster]


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  • tolu tree — n. the tree that yields tolu * * * …   Universalium

  • tolu tree — n. the tree that yields tolu …   English World dictionary

  • tolu tree — noun medium sized tropical American tree yielding tolu balsam and a fragrant hard wood used for high grade furniture and cabinetwork • Syn: ↑tolu balsam tree, ↑Myroxylon balsamum, ↑Myroxylon toluiferum • Hypernyms: ↑tree • Member Holonyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Tolu — To*lu , n. A fragrant balsam said to have been first brought from Santiago de Tolu, in New Granada. See {Balsam of Tolu}, under {Balsam}. [1913 Webster] {Tolu tree} (Bot.), a large tree ({Myroxylon toluiferum}), the wood of which is red in the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tolu balsam — noun aromatic yellowish brown balsam from the tolu balsam tree used especially in cough syrups • Syn: ↑tolu, ↑balsam of tolu • Hypernyms: ↑balsam • Hyponyms: ↑balsam of Peru • Substance Holonyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • tolu balsam tree — noun medium sized tropical American tree yielding tolu balsam and a fragrant hard wood used for high grade furniture and cabinetwork • Syn: ↑tolu tree, ↑Myroxylon balsamum, ↑Myroxylon toluiferum • Hypernyms: ↑tree • Member Holonyms: ↑Myroxylon …   Useful english dictionary

  • Tolu balsam — or balsam of Tolu (a variant of balsam of Peru) is the resinous secretion of Myroxylon toluifera. The resin, as well as the leaves and fruit, have been traditionally used by the people of Central America and South America to relieve coughs and… …   Wikipedia

  • tolu — [tō lo͞o′] n. [Sp tolú, after Tolú, Caribbean seaport in Colombia] a fragrant gum obtained from the bark of a leguminous South American tree (Myroxylon balsamum), used in cough mixtures, flavorings, perfumes, etc.: also tolu balsam or tolu …   English World dictionary

  • Tolu-balsam-tree — balzaminis taukminas statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Pupinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, medieninis, prieskoninis, vaistinis augalas (Myroxylon balsamum), paplitęs Pietų Amerikoje. Iš jo gaminami maisto priedai (kvėpikliai), gaunami eterinis… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • Tolu balsam — balzaminis taukminas statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Pupinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, medieninis, prieskoninis, vaistinis augalas (Myroxylon balsamum), paplitęs Pietų Amerikoje. Iš jo gaminami maisto priedai (kvėpikliai), gaunami eterinis… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

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