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balm of Gilead any of several small evergreen trees native to western Asia and Africa. [2 definitions]
balmy soft, mild, and soothing. [3 definitions]
baloney (informal) bologna. [3 definitions]
balsa a tree of tropical America, the wood of which is extremely light in weight. [2 definitions]
balsam a fragrant oily or resinous substance exuded by some shrubs or trees, such as the balsam fir. [3 definitions]
balsam fir an evergreen tree of the pine family, native to Canada and the northeastern United States, which is cut for pulpwood and Christmas trees and from which Canada balsam is derived.
Baltic of, near, or pertaining to the Baltic Sea. [2 definitions]
Baltic Sea a sea between Sweden on the west and Poland and the Baltic States on the east.
Baltic States the independent countries of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania, formerly parts of the Soviet Union.
Baltimore oriole an orange and black North American songbird that builds finely woven, pendant nests.
baluster any of a set of closely spaced posts that support a rail, as of a staircase or balcony.
balustrade a rail and the set of balusters, or posts, that support it.
Bamako the capital of Mali.
bambino an infant or baby. [2 definitions]
bamboo any of several tropical grasses that have hard, woody, hollow stems and grow to the height of a tree. [2 definitions]
bamboo curtain (sometimes cap.) a barrier to trade and diplomacy, based on ideological and political differences, that formerly existed between the People's Republic of China and the West, attributed by the latter to the secrecy and censorship practiced by the Chinese. (Cf. iron curtain.)
bamboozle (informal) to trick by deceptive claims, flattery, or the like; deceive. [2 definitions]
ban1 to forbid, usu. officially; prohibit. [3 definitions]
ban2 the smaller monetary unit of Romania. (Cf. leu.)
banal lacking originality or liveliness; disappointingly ordinary; commonplace; trite.
banana the long, curved, fleshy fruit of any of several tropical treelike plants. [2 definitions]