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  • adj. Like balsam, as of balsam.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Balsam-like; balmy.

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 +‎ -y.


  • I think its such a gorgeous combination of balsamy frankincense and dry patchouli and could never understand why it seemed to generate the least amount of love among the exclusifs.


  • It was pretty country, even in the downpour, when white mists parted and fir-crowned heights looked out for a moment, or we slid down into a deep glen with mossy boulders, lichen-covered stumps, ferny carpet, and damp, balsamy smell of pyramidal cryptomeria, and

    Unbeaten Tracks in Japan

  • The result will be a supper that cannot be found in the finest of hotels, especially if your appetite is sauced by a good hike and the fragrant balsamy air of the great forest.

    The Ranger Boys and the Border Smugglers

  • While the balsamy breath of the hemlocks and pines by the river

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 10, No. 61, November, 1862

  • It was pleasant now to sit on his own doorstep and smell the delicate perfume of the roses and the balsamy odors from the woods behind.

    Poor Man's Rock

  • The valley and the sentinel peaks that stood guard over it, the lowlands duskily green and full of balsamy odors from the forest, was still a goodly place to be.

    The Hidden Places

  • Behind the station the balsamy copse of young firs was frost-misted.

    Rilla of Ingleside

  • Beyond that there was a lane between ranks of young, balsamy, white-misted firs and then an open pasture field, sere and crispy.

    Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1907 to 1908

  • It was a pretty road, running along between snug farmsteads, with now and again a bit of balsamy fir wood to drive through or a hollow where wild plums hung out their filmy bloom.

    Anne of Green Gables

  • The red light between the boughs made brilliant carpet patterns on the thick pine needles and the smell was balsamy and sweet.

    Keziah Coffin


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