balm of gilead meaning
- Noun: balm of Gilead
- A fragrant oleoresin
- Medium-sized fir of northeastern North America; leaves smell of balsam when crushed; much used for pulpwood and Christmas trees
- balsam fir, Canada balsam, Abies balsamea
- Small evergreen tree of Africa and Asia; leaves have a strong aromatic odour when bruised
- Commiphora meccanensis
Derived forms: balms of Gilead
Encyclopedia: Balm of GileadBalm of gilead
1 : a small evergreen African and Asian tree (Commiphora meccanensis of the family Burseraceae) with aromatic leaves
2 : a fragrant oleoresin from the balm of Gilead —called also Mecca balsam
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- but she never suspected that she was not an angel of healing and the balm of gilead in disguise, to the suffering neighbors
- Jones stated that this was the original balm of Gilead.
- By mistake, he ends up stalking Clara Freeman, the wife of the new minister of Balm of Gilead.
- The buds of various balsam poplars have long been combined with a lard base to make the vulnerary ointment Balm of Gilead.
- The Balm of Gilead is interpreted as a spiritual medicine that is able to heal Israel ( and sinners in general ).