palsami

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From the Bible.

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palsami

  1. balsam, balm (any of various aromatic resins exuded from certain plants, especially trees of the genus Commiphora of Africa, Arabia and India and Myroxylon of South America).
  2. balsam, balm (any aromatic or fragrant ointment).
  3. balsam, balm (figurative: anything that heals or soothes).
    Klassinen musiikki on suloista palsamia murheillemme.
    Classical music is a sweet balsam for our sorrows.
  4. balsam, impatiens, touch-me-not; jewelweed (US) (any of several flowering plants belonging to the genus Impatiens, especially Impatiens balsamina.

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