tolu, balsam of tolu, tolu balsam(noun)
aromatic yellowish brown balsam from the tolu balsam tree used especially in cough syrups
a fragrant balsam said to have been first brought from Santiago de Tolu, in New Granada. See Balsam of Tolu, under Balsam
Tolú is a small town and municipality in Sucre Department, northern Colombia by the Caribbean sea. The municipality has an area of 500 km². The name of Tolú comes from a tree called the Balsam of Tolú. Tolú offers ecotourism ideal for diving and rain forest treks. The fishing town has now become a popular weekend and holiday destination for Colombian tourists, particularly those from Medellín. Activities in the area include day trips to visit the Archipelago de San Bernardo. This is a beautiful collection of pristine Caribbean islands, one of which, Isla Palma contains an impressive Ecological Park. Nearby land attractions include the Volcan de Lodo or Mud volcano of San Antero. Tolú is a word that comes from the name of the Indians that inhabited the place, called Tolúes. The municipality of Tolú borders North with San Onofre, East with Toluviejo, South with Coveñas, Palmito and Sincelejo.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
tō′lū, n. Tolu balsam, yielded by Myroxylon Toluifera, a native of Venezuela, Ecuador, and Brazil, employed in medicine and perfumery.—n. Tol′ūēne, methyl benzene.—adj. Tol′ūic. [From Santiago de Tolu in Columbia.]
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The numerical value of TOLU in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of TOLU in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
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