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Balm, any of various fragrant herbs of the mint family (genera Melissa or Monardd). Used in medicinal teas and wine drinks in ancient Greece and Asia, balm is now widely used as a scent in perfume and as a food and drink flavoring.

See also: Balm of Gilead.

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