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name for any balsambalsam
, fragrant resin obtained from various trees. The true balsams are semisolid and insoluble in water, but they are soluble in alcohol and partly so in hydrocarbons.
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 resin and for several plants, e.g., the bee balmbee balm,
name for several herbs, especially Melissa officinalis and Monarda didyma, both typical perennials of the family Labiatae (mint family) named for their fragrance, attractive to bees and hummingbirds. Melissa [Gr.
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A concave cliff or precipice that forms a shelter.
A soothing or healing medication.


1. any of various oily aromatic resinous substances obtained from certain tropical trees and used for healing and soothing
2. any plant yielding such a substance, esp the balm of Gilead
3. an aromatic Eurasian herbaceous plant, Melissa officinalis, having clusters of small fragrant white two-lipped flowers: family Lamiaceae (labiates)
4. any aromatic or oily substance used for healing or soothing


(Block And List Manipulation) An extensible language, developed by Malcolm Harrison in 1970, with LISP-like features and ALGOL-like syntax, for CDC 6600.

["The Balm Programming Language", Malcolm Harrison, Courant Inst, May 1973].
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Then she lost herself in drowsy contemplation of the soothing balm of his strength: Life poured from the ends of his fingers, driving the pain before it, or so it seemed to her, until with the easement of pain, she fell asleep and he stole away.
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com This collection of five flavoured moisturising lip balms is made with Community Fair Trade beeswax from Cameroon.
And, lip balms make great gifts, merchandise to sell at local boutiques, farmers markets and trade markets, or just to keep at the homestead.
As part of our commitment to exceed consumers' needs and stay true to Softlips' long legacy of flavorful lip balms, we were inspired to create a new generation of Softlips lip balm," says Katherine Tocheff, director of marketing and innovation skin care and lip care, for The Mentholatum Co.
Available in four 'flavours' - Lip Service, Honey Trap, None of my Beeswax and Whipstick - the balms costs PS5.
I like that the product is solid as opposed to some of the more liquid balms you can buy as I tend to find these a bit messy.
unveiled a new line of dental promotional lip balms to help medical professionals get the word out to future patients.
LASTING Don't worry folks when I tell you I've gone potty, I've just been checking out the best balms to keep your lips smooth and soft this winter.