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 for Balm cricket
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cricket \Crick"et\ (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.] (Zool.)
     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.
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     Note: The common European cricket is Gryllus domesticus;
           the common large black crickets of America are Gryllus
           niger, Gryllus neglectus, and others.
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     Balm cricket. See under Balm.
     Cricket+bird,+a+small+European+bird+({Silvia+locustella">Cricket bird, a small European bird ({Silvia locustella);
        -- called also grasshopper warbler.
     Cricket+frog,+a+small+American+tree+frog+({Acris+gryllus">Cricket frog, a small American tree frog ({Acris gryllus);
        -- so called from its chirping.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Balm \Balm\ (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.]
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     1. (Bot.) An aromatic plant of the genus Melissa.
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     2. The resinous and aromatic exudation of certain trees or
        shrubs. --Dryden.
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     3. Any fragrant ointment. --Shak.
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     4. Anything that heals or that mitigates pain. "Balm for each
        ill." --Mrs. Hemans.
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     Balm cricket (Zool.), 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
        Dracocephalum Canariense is familiarly called balm of
        Gilead, and so are the American trees, Populus
        balsamifera, variety candicans (balsam poplar), and
        Abies balsamea (balsam fir).
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