balm of Gilead love

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of several resinous trees or shrubs of the genus Commiphora, especially C. gileadensis, of northeastern Africa and Arabia.
  • noun Any of several North American poplar trees having aromatic, resinous buds, especially the balsam poplar and the hybrid species Populus ×jackii.
  • noun The aromatic resin of any of these plants.
  • noun A shrubby plant (Cedronella canariensis) in the mint family, native to Madeira and the Canary Islands, having fragrant leaves and pink flowers.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

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

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

After Gilead , known for its balm.

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