Meaning of balm-of-Gilead
Pronunciation: (bäm'uv-gil'ē-ud), [key]
- any of several plants of the genus Commiphora, esp. C. opobalsamum and C. meccanensis, which yield a fragrant oleoresin.
- the resin itself, a turbid yellow, green, or brownish-red water-insoluble gluey liquid, used chiefly in perfumery.
- a hybrid North American poplar, Populus gileadensis, cultivated as a shade tree.
- balm-of-Gilead (Thesaurus)