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BALM OF GILEAD

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does balm of Gilead mean? 

BALM OF GILEAD (noun)
  The noun BALM OF GILEAD has 3 senses:

1. medium-sized fir of northeastern North America; leaves smell of balsam when crushed; much used for pulpwood and Christmas trees
2. a fragrant oleoresin
3. small evergreen tree of Africa and Asia; leaves have a strong aromatic odor when bruised

  Familiarity information: BALM OF GILEAD used as a noun is uncommon.


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BALM OF GILEAD (noun)


Sense 1balm of Gilead [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Medium-sized fir of northeastern North America; leaves smell of balsam when crushed; much used for pulpwood and Christmas trees

Classified under:

Nouns denoting plants

Synonyms:

Abies balsamea; balm of Gilead; balsam fir; Canada balsam

Hypernyms ("balm of Gilead" is a kind of...):

silver fir (any of various true firs having leaves white or silvery white beneath)


Sense 2balm of Gilead [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A fragrant oleoresin

Classified under:

Nouns denoting substances

Hypernyms ("balm of Gilead" is a kind of...):

balm (any of various aromatic resinous substances used for healing and soothing)


Sense 3balm of gilead [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Small evergreen tree of Africa and Asia; leaves have a strong aromatic odor when bruised

Classified under:

Nouns denoting plants

Synonyms:

Commiphora meccanensis; balm of gilead

Hypernyms ("balm of gilead" is a kind of...):

incense tree (any of various tropical trees of the family Burseraceae yielding fragrant gums or resins that are burned as incense)

Holonyms ("balm of gilead" is a member of...):

Commiphora; genus Commiphora (genus of East Indian and African trees yielding balsamic products)


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