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English

Etymology

From balsam +‎ -ic.

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ˌbɔːlˈsæmɪk/
  • Rhymes: -æmɪk

Adjective

Balsamic (not comparable)

Positive
Balsamic

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

  1. Producing balsam.
  2. Having the health-giving properties of balsam; soothing, restorative.
  3. Having the pleasant odour of balsam; balmy, fragrant.
    • 1891, Mary Noailles Murfree, In the "Stranger People's" Country, Nebraska 2005, p. 14:
      he stood in the road, fragrant with the odor of the azaleas in the undergrowth and the balsamic breath of the low-hanging firs, which were all fibrously a-glitter wherever the moon touched the dew in the dense midst of their shadows.

Derived terms

  • balsamical
  • balsamically
  • balsamicness
  • balsamic moon
  • balsamic vinaigrette
  • balsamic vinegar

Translations

Anagrams

  • aabcilms,
  • cabalism

et:balsamic io:balsamic pl:balsamic ro:balsamic ru:balsamic te:balsamic vi:balsamic zh:balsamic

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