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ˈbɔl səmbal·sam

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. balsamnoun

    any seed plant yielding balsam

  2. balsamnoun

    any of various fragrant oleoresins used in medicines and perfumes

  3. balsamnoun

    an ointment containing a fragrant resin

Wiktionary

  1. balsamnoun

    A sweet-smelling oil or resin derived from various plants.

    Etymology: From *, balsme, from balsam, balsamum, from balsamum, from βάλσαμον, of origin.

  2. balsamnoun

    A plant or tree yielding such substance.

    Etymology: From *, balsme, from balsam, balsamum, from balsamum, from βάλσαμον, of origin.

  3. balsamnoun

    A soothing ointment.

    Etymology: From *, balsme, from balsam, balsamum, from balsamum, from βάλσαμον, of origin.

  4. balsamnoun

    Something soothing.

    Classical music is a sweet balsam for our sorrows

    Etymology: From *, balsme, from balsam, balsamum, from balsamum, from βάλσαμον, of origin.

  5. balsamnoun

    A flowering plant of the genus Impatiens.

    Etymology: From *, balsme, from balsam, balsamum, from balsamum, from βάλσαμον, of origin.

  6. balsamnoun

    A balsam fir.

    Etymology: From *, balsme, from balsam, balsamum, from balsamum, from βάλσαμον, of origin.

  7. balsamnoun

    Canada balsam, a turpentine obtained from the resin of balsam fir.

    Etymology: From *, balsme, from balsam, balsamum, from balsamum, from βάλσαμον, of origin.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Balsamnoun

    a resin containing more or less of an essential or volatile oil

  2. Balsamnoun

    a species of tree (Abies balsamea)

  3. Balsamnoun

    an annual garden plant (Impatiens balsamina) with beautiful flowers; balsamine

  4. Balsamnoun

    anything that heals, soothes, or restores

  5. Balsamverb

    to treat or anoint with balsam; to relieve, as with balsam; to render balsamic

Freebase

  1. Balsam

    Balsam is an unincorporated community located in the Scott Creek township of Jackson County, in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina, USA. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 49. There is one United States Post Office in the town. The Zip Code is 28707. Balsam is located near Balsam Gap, a mountain pass between the Great Balsam Mountains and the Plott Balsams, two of the highest ranges in the Appalachian Mountains. The town and ranges are named after the nicknames of the red spruce and Fraser fir, which are the dominant tree types at the highest elevations in the Southern Appalachian mountains.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Balsam

    bawl′sam, n. the common name of a genus of succulent herbaceous plants: a resinous oily substance generally supposed to be derived from a species of Balsamodendron, early famous in the East for its fragrance and medicinal virtues: (fig.) any healing agent.—v.t. to heal: (rare) embalm.—adjs. Balsam′ic, Bal′samous, having the qualities of balsam: soothing; Balsamif′erous, producing balsam; Bal′samy, fragrant.—Canada balsam, a kind of turpentine obtained from the Balm of Gilead fir. [L. balsamum—Gr. balsamon; prob. of Semitic origin.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of balsam in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of balsam in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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