balsamic

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Etymology[edit]

From balsam +‎ -ic.

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Adjective[edit]

balsamic (not comparable)

  1. Producing balsam.
  2. Having the health-giving properties of balsam; soothing, restorative.
    • 1662, John Heydon, The Harmony of the World, London: Robert Horn, Epistle Dedicatory,[1]
      [] the Souls of men also shall then catch life from the more pure and Balsamick parts of the Earth, and be cloathed again in terrestriall bodies []
  3. Having the pleasant odour of balsam; balmy, fragrant.
    • 1891, Mary Noailles Murfree, In the "Stranger People's" Country, Nebraska 2005, p. 14:
      he stood in the road, fragrant with the odor of the azaleas in the undergrowth and the balsamic breath of the low-hanging firs, which were all fibrously a-glitter wherever the moon touched the dew in the dense midst of their shadows.

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Noun[edit]

balsamic (plural balsamics)

  1. A balsamic vinegar.

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