Thursday, 27 October 2011



1. any of various fragrant oleoresins, such as balm or tolu, obtained from any of several trees and shrubs and used as a base for medicines and perfumes
2. any of various similar substances used as medicinal or ceremonial ointments
3. See also Canada balsam any of certain aromatic resinous turpentines
4. any plant yielding balsam
5. Also called: busy Lizzie any of several balsaminaceous plants of the genus Impatiens, especially I. balsamina , cultivated for its brightly coloured flowers
6. anything healing or soothing

Wafts of sweet balsam scent
From freshly cut plywood planks
Choking olive trees.

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