What is another word for Balsams?

Pronunciation: [bˈɔːlsəmz] (IPA)

Balsams are a type of plant which have a fragrant resinous sap. There are various synonyms for balsams, such as balms, salves, unguents and ointments. These terms are commonly used interchangeably to refer to substances that are applied to the skin for medicinal or cosmetic purposes, whether they are made from oils, herbs, resins, waxes or other natural ingredients. Some balsams are derived from specific species of trees or shrubs, such as the balsam fir, balsam poplar or balsam apple, and have long been prized for their therapeutic properties and aromatic scent. Whatever their source, balsams remain a valuable remedy and a cherished aroma in many cultures around the world.

What are the hypernyms for Balsams?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

Usage examples for Balsams

Mr. Smith met the pleasantry coldly; the ailment referred to was one of some standing and had been a continual source of expense in the way of Balsams and other remedies.
"At Sunwich Port, Complete"
W.W. Jacobs
Study burns, bruises, and Balsams.
"Anna St. Ives"
Thomas Holcroft
I found this bird high up in the eastern hills of Mauipur, frequenting dense herbaceous undergrowth of Balsams and the like in forest.
"The Nests and Eggs of Indian Birds, Volume 1"
Allan O. Hume

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