In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- The scent was evocative of geranium, industrial grade balsam resin and several noxious petrochemicals, one being naphtha.
- The light was joined in a gentle conspiracy with the air itself, which whispered in the leaves above our heads, tinged with a faint scent of balsam.
- By covering a specimen with transparent balsam, J. Walton was able to peel these films off.
- Copaiba balsam is produced as a rich free-flowing liquid, by various trees of Copaifera species.
- These included balsam, musk, benzoin, aloeswood, ginger, muslin, thoroughbred Arabian horses, and Chinese porcelain.
- Look for a shampoo with gentle detergents that won't strip natural hair oils, or a product with conditioning agents like protein or balsam to coat hair strands and seal in moisture.
- This tree's balsam scent is most potent when you brush against its extra-long, deep green needles.
- All around the two silent watchers on the hill, an immense space spread itself between earth and sky, filled with dusky starlight and a fragrance of balsam and pine-smoke.
- It has a distinctive fragrance with hints of balsam or mint, and is sometimes called mint geranium.
- The Earth flows with sweet milk and wine, and the nectar of the bees; the air is thick with Syrian Myrrh and Pine, the balsam of the trees.
- Yucca, quince seed, balsam and yarrow are often added to natural styling gels, mousse and hair sprays for their thickening and emulsifying qualities.
- Lampblack was also mixed with olive oil or balsam gum to make ink by early peoples, and Egyptians are known to have used lampblack as eyeliner.
- To one side the River Seven meandered, thick with willow, purple with balsam and white with convolvulus.
- Other imports include the poisonous corncockle from the Mediterranean, the Himalayan balsam and the New Zealand willowherb, an aggressive weed.
- The balsam impatiens usually grows as a two- or three-stemmed plant to a height of 2 1/2 feet, with white to dark red flowers tucked into the leaf axils, where they tend to be overshadowed by leaves.
- I bought pots of chrysanthemums, zinnias, asparagus and balsam.
- The Indian balsam plant is an example of the incredible relationship between the pollinator and the plant.
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