(Bal"sam) v. t. To treat or anoint with balsam; to relieve, as with balsam; to render balsamic.
(Bal`sam*a"tion) (b&addl`sam*a"shun or bal`-), n.
1. The act of imparting balsamic properties.
2. The art or process of embalming.
(Bal*sam"ic) (b&addl*sam"ik or bal-; 277), Balsamical
(Bal*sam"ic*al) a. [Cf. F. balsamique.]
Having the qualities of balsam; containing, or resembling, balsam; soft; mitigative; soothing; restorative.
(Bal`sam*if"er*ous) a. [Balsam + -ferous.] Producing balsam.
(Bal"sam*ine) n. [Cf. F. balsamine, fr. Gr. balsami`nh balsam plant.] (Bot.) The Impatiens
balsamina, or garden balsam.
(Bal"sam*ous) a. Having the quality of balsam; containing balsam. "A balsamous substance."
(Bal"ter) v. t. [Etymol. uncertain. Cf. Bloodboltered.] To stick together. [Obs.] Holland.
(Bal"tic) a. [NL. mare Balticum, fr. L. balteus belt, from certain straits or channels surrounding
its isles, called belts. See Belt.] Of or pertaining to the sea which separates Norway and Sweden from
Jutland, Denmark, and Germany; situated on the Baltic Sea.
(Bal"ti*more bird` Bal"ti*more o"ri*ole) (Zoöl.) A common American bird named after Lord
Baltimore, because its colors (black and orange red) are like those of his coat of arms; called also
(Bal"us*ter) n. [F. balustre, It. balaustro, fr. L. balaustium the flower of the wild pomegranate,
fr. Gr. balay`stion; so named from the similarity of form.] (Arch.) A small column or pilaster, used
as a support to the rail of an open parapet, to guard the side of a staircase, or the front of a gallery.
See Balustrade. [Corrupted into banister.]
(Bal"us*tered) a. Having balusters. Dryden.
(Bal"us*trade`) n. [F. balustrade, It. balaustrata fr. balaustro. See Baluster.] (Arch.) A
row of balusters topped by a rail, serving as an open parapet, as along the edge of a balcony, terrace,
bridge, staircase, or the eaves of a building.