Balsam Of Peru Definition

A viscous liquid resin obtained from a leguminous Central American tree (Myroxylon pereirae), used in medical preparations, flavorings, perfumes, etc.
Webster's New World
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.
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