balsam of Perubalsam of Peru
a viscous liquid resin obtained from a leguminous Central American tree (Myroxylon pereirae), used in medical preparations, flavorings, perfumes, etc.
balsam of Peru
The thick brown aromatic resin of a Central American tree (Myroxylon balsamum var. pereirae) in the pea family, used medicinally in skin lotions, allergy testing, and cough preparations and in the manufacture of perfumes.