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balm′-of-Gil′ead(n.)

  1. any of several plants of the genus Commiphora, of the bursera family, esp. C. opobalsamum and C. meccanensis, which yield a fragrant oleoresin.

    Category: Plants

  2. the resin itself, a turbid, viscid liquid used chiefly in perfumery.

    Category: Plants

  3. a hybrid North American poplar, Populus gileadensis, cultivated as a shade tree.

    Category: Plants

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1695–1705

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