balsam balsam  /ˈbɔl səm/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) any seed plant yielding balsam
  2. (n) any of various fragrant oleoresins used in medicines and perfumes
  3. (n) an ointment containing a fragrant resin

Derived Word(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Vested in rose garments, Pius XI prayed over the Rose, incensed it, poured balsam and musk into a tiny cup in its centre.
  2. The laughs come too rarely, the sentiment is tricked up, and this attempt at a Christmas perennial wilts faster than a cheap balsam choked with tinsel.
  3. As in the East, the favorite tree is the luxuriant and fragrant balsam fir, with spruce, still considered the only real Christmas tree in the South, a bad second.

News

  1. Cops: Man groped woman trying to help

    BALSAM LAKE, Wis. -- A Wisconsin man is accused of groping and trying to rob a woman who stopped to help him on the side of the road. Forty-one-year-old Steven Halvorsen of Grantsburg is charged with attempted armed robbery with threat of force, possession of a firearm by a felon, disorderly conduct and fourth-degree sexual assault.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: The Arizona Republic

  2. KEYC - Mankato News, Weather, Sports - - Wis. man accused of trying to rob would-be helper

    BALSAM LAKE, Wis. (AP) - A Wisconsin man is accused of groping and trying to rob a woman who stopped to help him on the side of the road.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: 12 FOX Mankato

  3. Donald ‘Don’ Knutson

    Donald "Don" Knutson, 71, of Cumberland died Tuesday, June 11, 2013, at Cumberland Healthcare. He was born April 10, 1942, in Menomonie, to Lyle and Agnes (Sypnefski) Knutson. He was married in Balsam Lake, on Feb. 26, 1966, to Elaine Boucher.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Dunn County News

Quotes

  • "I was a member of the Actors Studio," Roberts said in a recent interview. "Marilyn Monroe used to come to class. Martin Balsam was there. Anne Bancroft was there. Geraldine Page."
    on Jul 28, 2009 By: Doris Roberts Source: Los Angeles Times

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