balsam fir


noun

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

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Origin of balsam fir

An Americanism dating back to 1795–1805
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British Dictionary definitions for balsam fir

balsam fir

noun

a fir tree, Abies balsamea, of NE North America, that yields Canada balsamAlso called: balsam, Canada balsam. See also balm of Gilead
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