balsam of tolu

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n balsam of tolu aromatic yellowish brown balsam from the tolu balsam tree used especially in cough syrups
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Balsam of Tolu a reddish or yellowish brown semisolid or solid balsam, obtained from a South American tree (Myroxylon toluiferum). It is highly fragrant, and is used as a stomachic and expectorant.
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Usage

In literature:

Cattle products, and balsam of tolu are purchased mainly in the United States.
"Commercial Geography" by Jacques W. Redway
Those found in commerce are the balsam of Peru, balsam of Tolu, liquid storax and liquidambar.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 2" by Various
Balsam of Tolu, 1 tea-spoonful.
"The American Reformed Cattle Doctor" by George Dadd
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