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balsam fir

noun

  1. a North American fir, Abies balsamea, having dark purplish cones and yielding Canada balsam.
  2. the wood of this tree.
  3. any of certain other firs.


balsam fir

noun

  1. a fir tree, Abies balsamea , of NE North America, that yields Canada balsam Also calledbalsamCanada balsam. See also balm of Gilead


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Word History and Origins

Origin of balsam fir1

An Americanism dating back to 1795–1805

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Example Sentences

According to experiments done with balsam fir boughs, a plant hormone called ethylene, which the tree begins producing about 10 days after being cut, is what triggers it to drop needles.

Your practice will be more restorative with these apricot- and coconut-wax candles, infused with natural fragrances like frankincense, balsam fir, and patchouli.

On the way down he identifies trees by which needles are best to sleep on: Balsam fir is good.

The timber growing in this region is principally yellow pine, spruce, balsam fir, and hemlock; among the bushes I noticed laurel.

The odor of a smouldering bough of balsam-fir hung in the air—warm, spicy, soporific.

Raften grinned, took the big "tomahawk" and pointed to a small Balsam Fir.

These two books will be presented to each purchaser of a single cake of Balsam Fir Soap.

The great bulk of Alaskan timber is that known as Sitkan spruce, or balsam fir.

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