Definition of balsam noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈbɔːlsəm//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈbɔːlsəm//
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  1. 1[uncountable, countable] = balm
  2. 2 [countable] any plant or tree from which balm is obtained
  3. Word Origin Old English, via Latin from Greek balsamon.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: balsam

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