from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See balm.

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  • n. United States writer of children's books (1856-1919)


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  • Cognate with English 'beam' ("rafter") and the "tree" component of 'hornbeam'. Also with Dutch 'boom', borrowed as the wooden thingy on a ship (and presumably thus the stretchy microphone), plus in the snake 'boomslang'.

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  • The German word for "tree".

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  • Photos of L. Frank Baum.

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