Bal·sam'ic (bal*săm'ĭk or băl-; 277), Bal*sam'ic*al adjective [ Confer French balsamique .] Having the qualities of balsam; containing, or resembling, balsam; soft; mitigative; soothing; restorative. Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/webster/B/9
Soft or hard plant or tree resins composed of aromatic acids and oils. These are typically used as stimulating dressings and aromatic expectorants and diuretics. This term is also applied loosely to many plants that may not exude resins but which have a soothing, pitchy scent. Examples: Balsam Poplar, Eriodictyon.
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This specialty from the Italian provinces of Modena and Reggio in the region Emilia-Romagna is also called balsamic vinegar, although it is not really conventional vinegar and the manufacturing process has been completely different for centuries. Legend has it that the then most powerful Italian nobleman, Duke Boniface of Canossa (985-1052) gave th... Found on https://glossary.wein-plus.eu/balsamic