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bal·sa

 (bôl′sə)
n.
1.
a. A tropical American tree (Ochroma pyramidale) having soft wood that is very light in weight and is used as a substitute for cork in insulation, floats, and crafts such as model airplanes.
b. The wood of this tree. Also called corkwood.
2. A raft consisting of a frame fastened to buoyant cylinders of wood or metal.

[Spanish, raft, balsa tree (used to make rafts), from Old Spanish, raft, probably of pre-Roman Iberian origin.]

balsa

(ˈbɔːlsə)
n
1. (Plants) a bombacaceous tree, Ochroma lagopus, of tropical America
2. (Plants) Also called: balsawood the very light wood of this tree, used for making rafts, etc
3. (Nautical Terms) a light raft
[C18: from Spanish: raft]

bal•sa

(ˈbɔl sə, ˈbɑl-)

n., pl. -sas.
1. a tropical American tree, Ochroma pyramidale (lagopus), of the bombax family, yielding a light wood used for rafts, toy airplanes, etc.
2. a life raft.
[1770–80; < Sp: boat]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.balsa - strong lightweight wood of the balsa tree used especially for floatsbalsa - strong lightweight wood of the balsa tree used especially for floats
Ochroma lagopus, balsa - forest tree of lowland Central America having a strong very light wood; used for making floats and rafts and in crafts
wood - the hard fibrous lignified substance under the bark of trees
2.balsa - forest tree of lowland Central America having a strong very light wood; used for making floats and rafts and in crafts
genus Ochroma, Ochroma - one species: balsa
balsa, balsa wood - strong lightweight wood of the balsa tree used especially for floats
angiospermous tree, flowering tree - any tree having seeds and ovules contained in the ovary
Translations
حَشَبُ شَجَرَةِ البلْساشَجَرَةٌ استِوائيَّة أمريكيّه
balzové dřevobalzový strom
balsatræ
balsa
balsafa
balsatrébalsaviîur
balza
balza
sal ağacısal tahtası

balsa

[ˈbɔːlsə] N (also balsa wood) → (madera f de) balsa f

balsa

[ˈbɔːlsə]
n (also balsa wood) → balsa m
modif (also balsa-wood) [model, raft] → en balsa

balsa

n (also balsa wood)Balsa(holz) nt

balsa

[ˈbɔːlsə] n (also balsawood) → (legno di) balsa

balsa

(ˈboːlsə) noun
1. (also balsa tree) a tropical American tree.
2. (often ˈbalsa-wood) its very lightweight wood. His model aeroplane is made of balsa.
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