from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a reddish brown, syrupy balsam, obtained from a Central American tree (Myroxylon Pereiræ and used as a stomachic and expectorant, and in the treatment of ulcers, etc. It was long supposed to be a product of Peru.
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- n. dark brown syrupy balsam from the Peruvian balsam tree used especially in dressing wounds and treating certain skin diseases
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