Meaning of tolu

to•lu

Pronunciation: (tô-l', tu-), [key]
— n.
  1. Also called tolu&prim; bal&prim;sam, balsam of tolu, tolu resin. a fragrant, yellowish-brown balsam or resin obtained from a South American leguminous tree, Myroxylon balsamum, and used in medicine as a stomachic and expectorant, and in perfumery.
  2. the tree itself.
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