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

  • n. Balsam of Tolu.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The resinous secretion of Myroxylon balsamum, used in cough syrups and perfumery.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A fragrant balsam said to have been first brought from Santiago de Tolu, in New Granada. See Balsam of Tolu, under balsam.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A balsam obtained from incisions through the bark of Myroxylon Toluifera, an evergreen tree 60 or 80 feet high, found in the uplands of the United States of Colombia.

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

  • n. aromatic yellowish brown balsam from the tolu balsam tree used especially in cough syrups


Spanish tolú, after Tolú, a seaport of northwest Colombia.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Tolú (Wiktionary)



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