Word of the Day Archive
Friday November 23, 2012
Possessing healing or restorative qualities.
Minus the balsamaceous or incense resins and portrayed as Osiris, God of the Dead, he evidently did not lean toward the "spirit" side.
-- Journal of the American Society of Naval Engineers, inc, Volume 52, Issue 3, 1940.
[Myrrh is] a brown aromatic gum resin with a bitter pungent taste derived from a balsamaceous shrub, Balsamea myrrha.
-- C. Raimer Smith, The Physician Examines the Bible
Balsamaceous derives from the Latin balsamum, "resin of the Balsam tree." This substance is historically celebrated for its aroma and healing properties.