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

  • adjective Of, relating to, or resembling balsam.
  • adjective Containing or yielding balsam.
  • adjective Restorative; curative.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Pertaining to or of the nature of balsam: as, balsamic juices.
  • Yielding balsam: as, balsamic pine.
  • Having the fragrance of balsam; aromatic; balmy.
  • Having the healing or soothing qualities of balsam; healing; soothing; mild: as, balsamic remedies.
  • Of or pertaining to the balsam of the alchemists. See balsam, 5.
  • noun Any warm, stimulating, demulcent medicine, of a smooth and oily consistence.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Having the qualities of balsam; containing, or resembling, balsam; soft; mitigative; soothing; restorative.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Producing balsam.
  • adjective Having the health-giving properties of balsam; soothing, restorative.
  • adjective Having the pleasant odour of balsam; balmy, fragrant.

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

  • adjective of or relating to or containing balsam


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From balsam +‎ -ic.



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