balsam fir

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balsam fir

n.
A North American evergreen tree (Abies balsamea) having a pyramidal shape and flattened needles. It is used for pulpwood and yields Canada balsam.

balsam fir

n
(Plants) a fir tree, Abies balsamea, of NE North America, that yields Canada balsam. Also called: balsam or Canada balsam See also balm of Gilead

bal′sam fir′


n.
1. a North American fir, Abies balsamea, having dark purplish cones and yielding Canada balsam.
2. the wood of this tree.
[1795–1805, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.balsam fir - medium-sized fir of northeastern North Americabalsam fir - medium-sized fir of northeastern North America; leaves smell of balsam when crushed; much used for pulpwood and Christmas trees
silver fir - any of various true firs having leaves white or silvery white beneath
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balsam fir

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