BALSAM. A liquid resin of a whitish or yellow colour, a fragrant smell, and also penetrating aromatic taste, obtained from different plants. The following are most commonly adopted in the veterinary practice. Balsam of capivi, of Tolu (storax), Peruvian (benzoin), traumatic or Friar's balsam. Lately the term balsam is restricted to those resins which contain benzoin acid.
Harewood, Harry. A Dictionary of Sports. London: T. Tegg and son, 1835.
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