balsam

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English *balsam, balsme, from Old English balsam, balsamum (balsam, balm), from Latin balsamum, from Ancient Greek βάλσαμον (balsamon, balsam), of Semitic origin.

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balsam (countable and uncountable, plural balsams)

  1. A sweet-smelling oil or resin derived from various plants.
  2. A plant or tree yielding such substance.
  3. A soothing ointment.
  4. (figuratively) Something soothing.
    Classical music is a sweet balsam for our sorrows
  5. A flowering plant of the genus Impatiens.
  6. A balsam fir.
  7. Canada balsam, a turpentine obtained from the resin of balsam fir.

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Verb[edit]

balsam (third-person singular simple present balsams, present participle balsaming, simple past and past participle balsamed)

  1. (transitive) To treat or anoint with balsam.

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Polish[edit]

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balsam m

  1. balsam, balm

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Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin balsamum. Appears since 17th century.

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balsam n (plural balsamuri)

  1. balsam
  2. unction, balm, salve, unguent

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