Adjective "balsamic" definition and examples

(Balsamic may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/bɒlˈsamɪk//bɔːlˈsamɪk/

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Definitions and examples

adjective

Of the nature of or yielding balsam.
  1. 'Here in the life-giving odors of the balsamic forest, we erected our tent and made ready to pass the rest of the day and night.'
  2. 'Rourea hirsuta has a tonic balsamic bark.'
  3. 'When the ozone generated from these balsamic trees mingles with the balmy gulf breezes, it is no wonder the weary invalid finds relief.'
Relating to balsamic vinegar.
  1. 'It was served with roasted Mediterranean vegetables, sweet potatoes, and balsamic butter sauce.'
  2. 'He eats a fillet of wild sea bass with chickpea cream, balsamic mushrooms, and spinach.'
  3. 'The tuna tartare gets an entertaining fillip of fresh papaya and a ribbon of gorgeously reduced balsamic glaze.'

noun

  1. 'Add the spice and cook for a minute or so, then stir in the balsamic and cook until reduced down.'
  2. 'The end result of traditional balsamic is a dark brown, sweetened syrup with a slight vinegary kick to it.'
  3. 'Allow to reduce for about 15-20 seconds before adding the stock and balsamic.'

More definitions

1. any of various fragrant exudations from certain trees, especially trees of the genus Commiphora, as balm-of-Gilead.Compare balm (def 1).

2. the similar products yielded by the leguminous trees Myroxylon pereirae and M. balsamum, of South America.Compare Peru balsam, tolu.

3. oleoresin (def 1).

4. any of certain transparent turpentines, as Canada balsam.

5. a plant or tree yielding a balsam.

6. balsam fir.

7. any of several plants belonging to the genus Impatiens,

More examples(as adjective)

"vinegars can be balsamic."

"wills can be balsamic."

"sugars can be balsamic."

"sacks can be balsamic."

Origin

(balsam)