Balsam Of Tolu Definition

tōlo͝o
noun
Webster's New World
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.
American Heritage Medicine
Synonyms:
  • tolu
  • tolu balsam
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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

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