Definition of Peruvian balsam

1. Noun. Tree of South and Central America yielding an aromatic balsam.

Exact synonyms: Myroxylon Balsamum Pereirae, Myroxylon Pereirae
Group relationships: Genus Myroxylon, Myroxylon
Terms within: Balsam Of Peru
Generic synonyms: Tree



Lexicographical Neighbors of Peruvian Balsam

Perthes' test
Perthes disease
Perthian
Perthians
Perthshire
Pertik's diverticulum
Pertusaria
Pertusariaceae
Peru
Perugia
Perugian
Perugians
Perun
Perutz
Peruvian
Peruvian balsam
Peruvian bark
Peruvian cotton
Peruvian current
Peruvian lily
Peruvian mastic tree
Peruvian monetary unit
Peruvian slaty antshrike
Peruvian slaty antshrikes
Peruvian tarantula
Peruvian wart
Peruvianness
Peruvians
Pesach
Pesah

Literary usage of Peruvian balsam

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"... are machinery, woollens, cottons, drugs, hardware; the chief exports besides minerals are indigo, sugar, coffee, and peruvian balsam, ..."

2. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"... are machinery, woollens, cottons, drugs, hardware; the chief exports besides minerals are indigo, sugar, coffee, and peruvian balsam, ..."

3. Proceedings of the American Pharmaceutical Association at the Annual Meeting by American Pharmaceutical Association, National Pharmaceutical Convention, American Pharmaceutical Association Meeting (1879)
"... white peruvian balsam, Sonora Lac, liquid Storax. The ethereal solution furnishes with alcohol a clear mixture: Ammoniac, ..."

4. The British Journal of Homoeopathy edited by John James Drysdale, Robert Ellis Dudgeon, Richard Hughes, John Rutherfurd Russell (1849)
"peruvian balsam in Itch. Dr. Bosch asserts that after having been much disappointed with the usual modes of treating itch, he found that it yielded readily ..."

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