Balm Of Gilead Definition

gĭlē-əd, -ăd
A small evergreen tree (Commiphora opobalsamum) of the bursera family native to Asia and Africa.
Webster's New World
Any of several North American poplar trees having aromatic, resinous buds, especially the balsam poplar and the hybrid species Populus xjackii.
American Heritage
The resinous juice of this tree, used in ancient times in an aromatic ointment.
Webster's New World
Anything healing or soothing.
Webster's New World
Webster's New World

Origin of Balm Of Gilead

  • After Gilead , known for its balm

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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