Definition of balsamic:
It was delicious to descend to the water's edge in the dewy silence amidst balsamic odours, to find not a clattering grey village with its monotony, but a single, irregularly- built house, with lovely surroundings.- "Unbeaten-Tracks-in-Japan", Bird, Isabella L. (Isabella Lucy).
As he breathed in the resinous, balsamic perfume which wafted across the mighty river from the forests and the river- rush; as his eye traveled up the glorious promontory, now mellowed in sunshine, to the summit bristling with cannon; as his gaze swept the broad reaches of the river, and returned to rest upon the joyous faces around him, joyous even in the face of daily peril, the Chevalier threw back his shoulders, as if bracing himself for the battle to come.- "The Grey Cloak", Harold MacGrath.
" Very well," Coconnas went on gravely, " this great man does not seem to me so far wrong when he compares the gifts of nature to brilliant but ephemeral flowers, while he regards virtue as a balsamic plant of imperishable perfume and sovereign efficacy for the healing of wounds."- "Marguerite de Valois", Alexandre Dumas.