any of several plants of the genus Commiphora,
especially C. opobalsamum
and C. meccanensis, which
yield a fragrant oleoresin.
2. Also called Mecca balsam.
the resin itself, a turbid yellow, green, or brownish-red water-insoluble gluey liquid, used chiefly in perfumery.
a hybrid North American poplar, Populus gileadensis, cultivated as a shade tree.