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Noun

balsams
  1. Plural of balsam

Extensive Definition

Balsam is a term used for various pleasantly scented plant products. An oily or gummy oleoresin, usually containing benzoic acid or cinnamic acid, obtained from the exudates of various trees and shrubs and used as a base for some botanical medicines. They may be obtained from:
Balsam may also refer to:
balsams in Danish: Balsam
balsams in German: Balsam (Begriffsklärung)
balsams in Spanish: Bálsamo
balsams in Esperanto: Balzamo
balsams in Upper Sorbian: Ameriski balsam
balsams in Dutch: Balsem
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