- any of several plants of the genus Commiphora, especially C. opobalsamum and C. meccanensis, which yield a fragrant oleoresin.
- Also called Mecca balsam. the resin itself, a turbid yellow, green, or brownish-red water-insoluble gluey liquid, used chiefly in perfumery.
- a hybrid North American poplar, Populus gileadensis, cultivated as a shade tree.
- any of several trees of the burseraceous genus Commiphora, esp C. opobalsamum of Africa and W Asia, that yield a fragrant oily resinCompare balm (def. 1), myrrh (def. 1)
- the resin exuded by these trees
- a North American hybrid female poplar tree, Populus gileadensis (or P. candicans), with broad heart-shaped leaves
- a fragrant resin obtained from the balsam firSee also Canada balsam