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

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • 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.
  • n. Any warm, stimulating, demulcent medicine, of a smooth and oily consistence.

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

  • adj. of or relating to or containing balsam


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From balsam +‎ -ic.



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