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balm of gilead meaning

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  • Noun: balm of Gilead
    1. A fragrant oleoresin 
    2. 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
    Noun: balm of gilead
    1. Small evergreen tree of Africa and Asia; leaves have a strong aromatic odour when bruised
      - Commiphora meccanensis

    Derived forms: balms of Gilead

    Type of: balm, incense tree, silver fir

    Part of: Commiphora, genus Commiphora

    Encyclopedia: Balm of Gilead

    Balm of gilead


  • [Medicine]
    n
    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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  1. but she never suspected that she was not an angel of healing and the balm of gilead in disguise, to the suffering neighbors
  2. Jones stated that this was the original balm of Gilead.
  3. By mistake, he ends up stalking Clara Freeman, the wife of the new minister of Balm of Gilead.
  4. The buds of various balsam poplars have long been combined with a lard base to make the vulnerary ointment Balm of Gilead.
  5. The Balm of Gilead is interpreted as a spiritual medicine that is able to heal Israel ( and sinners in general ).

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