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Definition: Balm cricket
(kr?k"?t), n. [OE. criket, OF. crequet,
criquet; prob. of German origin, and akin to E. creak; cf. D.
kriek a cricket. See Creak
An orthopterous insect of the genus Gryllus
, and allied
genera. The males make chirping, musical notes by rubbing
together the basal parts of the veins of the front wings.
Note: The common European cricket is Gryllus domesticus
the common large black crickets of America are Gryllus niger
, Gryllus neglectus
, and others.
. See under Balm
, a small European bird (Silvia locustella
-- called also grasshopper warbler
, a small American tree frog (Acris gryllus
-- so called from its chirping.
(b[aum]m), n. [OE. baume, OF. bausme, basme, F.
baume, L. balsamum balsam, from Gr. ba`lsamon; perhaps of
Semitic origin; cf. Heb. b[=a]s[=a]m. Cf. Balsam
1. (Bot.) An aromatic plant of the genus Melissa
2. The resinous and aromatic exudation of certain trees or
3. Any fragrant ointment. --Shak.
4. Anything that heals or that mitigates pain. “Balm for
(Zo["o]l.), the European cicada. --Tennyson.
Balm of Gilead
(Bot.), a small evergreen African and
Asiatic tree of the terebinthine family (Balsamodendron Gileadense
). Its leaves yield, when bruised, a strong
aromatic scent; and from this tree is obtained the balm of
Gilead of the shops, or balsam of Mecca. This has a
yellowish or greenish color, a warm, bitterish, aromatic
taste, and a fragrant smell. It is valued as an unguent
and cosmetic by the Turks. The fragrant herb
is familiarly called balm of
Gilead, and so are the American trees, Populus balsamifera
, variety candicans (balsam poplar), and