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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.
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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
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(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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"Indeed, the balmy conditions certainly helped high streets where footfall rose by 4.5% in the last week of the month compared with an average drop of 4.1% in the preceding three weeks."
While January is usually a frosty month, a warmingclimate means that January 1 is expected to be unnaturally balmy, giving magic mushrooms the opportunity to flourish.
Despite tomorrow being Dongzhi (extreme of winter) Festival or the winter solstice, parts of Taiwan will climb to a balmy 30 degrees Celsius tomorrow, before cooler and wetter winterlike weather arrives on Sunday.
It went from balmy to downright freezing in a matter of 24 hours on a grueling Missouri trip last fall--Sitka's Delta wader passed the test.
Enjoy balmy February days on this 1,000 s/f terrace with views of Central Park.
And if the cool, foggy fields of Golden Gate Park aren't quite the balmy setting of your summer-festival imaginations?
You might be worried about the poor players of Ayr and Kilmarnock frying in the summer heat on a balmy July evening.
And on a summer's day, they'd glimmer like the sea on a balmy, hazy day.
WHAT could be finer on a balmy summer night than an open-air rock concert?
When I first dreamed up this opening line, I intended to quip that Bryan Adams' performance at Durham County Cricket Club had delivered a shot in the arm of summer magic even though the balmy bit was decidedly missing from the North East climate.