Balsam of Tolu.
American Heritage Medicine
A fragrant gum obtained from the bark of a leguminous South American tree (Myroxylon balsamum), used in cough mixtures, flavorings, perfumes, etc.
Webster's New World
- tolu balsam
- balsam of tolu
Origin of Tolu
Spanish tolú after Tolú , a seaport of northwest Colombia
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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