The definition of a balm is a soothing, oily substance that smells good and comes from certain plants or is man-made.(noun)
See balm in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME baume < OFr basme < L balsamum, balsam < Gr balsamon < Sem (cf. Heb basam, Ar bašām
See balm in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English baume, balsam
Origin: , from Old French basme
Origin: , from Latin balsamum; see balsam.
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