Balsam-of-tolu meaning

The resin of a tree (Myroxylon balsamum) in the pea family found from Mexico to Argentina, used especially in the manufacture of perfumes and medicinally as a basis for cough preparations.
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The resin of a tree (Myroxylon balsamum) in the pea family found from Mexico to Argentina, used especially in the manufacture of perfumes and medicinally as a basis for cough preparations.
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Origin of balsam-of-tolu

  • After Tolú , a seaport of northwest Colombia
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition