tolu balsam


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to·lu

or To·lu balsam  (tə-lo͞o′)
n.
Balsam of Tolu.

[Spanish tolú, after Tolú, a seaport of northwest Colombia.]
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Noun1.Tolu balsam - aromatic yellowish brown balsam from the tolu balsam tree used especially in cough syrupstolu balsam - aromatic yellowish brown balsam from the tolu balsam tree used especially in cough syrups
Myroxylon balsamum, Myroxylon toluiferum, tolu balsam tree, tolu tree - medium-sized tropical American tree yielding tolu balsam and a fragrant hard wood used for high-grade furniture and cabinetwork
balsam of Peru - dark brown syrupy balsam from the Peruvian balsam tree used especially in dressing wounds and treating certain skin diseases
balsam - any of various fragrant oleoresins used in medicines and perfumes
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