Mecca balsam

Mecca balsam
Mec·ca balsam 'mek-ə- n BALM OF GILEAD (2)

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the resinous juice of Commiphora opobalsamum, a light-colored viscid liquid with an aromatic aroma used in medicines and cosmetics in northeastern Africa and southern and southwestern Asia. Called also balm of Gilead.

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  • Mecca balsam. — See balm of Gilead (def. 2). [1815 25] * * * …   Universalium

  • mecca balsam — noun Usage: usually capitalized M : balm of gilead 2a …   Useful english dictionary

  • Mecca balsam — see balm of gilead …   Useful english dictionary

  • Mecca balsam. — See balm of Gilead (def. 2). [1815 25] …   Useful english dictionary

  • balsam — balsamaceous /bawl seuh may sheuhs/, adj. balsamic /bawl sam ik/, adj. balsamy, adj. /bawl seuhm/, n. 1. any of various fragrant exudations from certain trees, esp. trees of the genus Commiphora, as balm of Gilead. Cf. balm (def. 1). 2. the… …   Universalium

  • Balsam of Mecca — Balsam Bal sam (b[add]l sam), n. [L. balsamum the balsam tree or its resin, Gr. ba lsamon. See {Balm}, n.] 1. A resin containing more or less of an essential or volatile oil. [1913 Webster] Note: The balsams are aromatic resinous substances,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Balsam — Bal sam (b[add]l sam), n. [L. balsamum the balsam tree or its resin, Gr. ba lsamon. See {Balm}, n.] 1. A resin containing more or less of an essential or volatile oil. [1913 Webster] Note: The balsams are aromatic resinous substances, flowing… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Balsam fir — Balsam Bal sam (b[add]l sam), n. [L. balsamum the balsam tree or its resin, Gr. ba lsamon. See {Balm}, n.] 1. A resin containing more or less of an essential or volatile oil. [1913 Webster] Note: The balsams are aromatic resinous substances,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Balsam of copaiba — Balsam Bal sam (b[add]l sam), n. [L. balsamum the balsam tree or its resin, Gr. ba lsamon. See {Balm}, n.] 1. A resin containing more or less of an essential or volatile oil. [1913 Webster] Note: The balsams are aromatic resinous substances,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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