Soft or hard plant or tree resins composed of aromatic acids and oils. These are typically used as stimulating dressings and aromatic expectorants and diuretics. This term is also applied loosely to many plants that may not exude resins but which have a soothing, pitchy scent.
   Examples: Balsam Poplar, Eriodictyon.

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  • balsamic — c.1600, from BALSAM (Cf. balsam) + IC (Cf. ic) …   Etymology dictionary

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  • balsamic — adjective Date: 1705 1. of, relating to, yielding, or containing balsam 2. made with balsamic vinegar < a balsamic vinaigrette > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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