Balm definitions

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An aromatic gum resin obtained from certain trees and plants (esp. genus Commiphora of the bursera family) and used in the manufacture of perfume, medicine, etc.; balsam.
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Any fragrant ointment or aromatic oil for healing or anointing.
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Anything healing or soothing, esp. to the mind or temper.
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Any of various aromatic resins exuded from several trees and shrubs, especially the balm of Gilead (Commiphora) and related plants in the family Burseraceae.
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An aromatic salve or oil.
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Any of various aromatic plants of the mint family, as the lemon balm.
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A pleasing aromatic fragrance.
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Pleasant odor; fragrance.
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A soothing, healing, or comforting agent or quality.
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The definition of a balm is a soothing, oily substance that smells good and comes from certain plants or is man-made.

An example of a balm is aloe.

An example of a balm is the aloe plant.

An example of a balm is Chapstick.

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Any of various aromatic resins exuded from certain plants, especially trees of the genus Commiphora of Africa, Arabia and India and Myroxylon of South America.
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Any soothing oil or lotion, especially an aromatic one.

There is a balm in Gilead.... (Spiritual)

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A plant or tree yielding such substance.
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(figuratively) Something soothing.

Classical music is a sweet balm for our sorrows.

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Any of various aromatic plants of the genus Melissa, such as lemon balm (Melissa officinalis) or bee balm.
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(archaic) To anoint with balm, or with anything medicinal.
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(figuratively) To soothe; to mitigate.

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Origin of balm

From Anglo-Norman and Middle French baume, from Old French basme, from Latin balsamum. Spelling modified 16th c. to conform to Latin etymology.