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balsam poplar

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noun

a North American tree, Populus balsamifera, having sticky, resinous buds and shiny ovate leaves.

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Also called hackmatack, tacamahac.

Origin of balsam poplar

An Americanism dating back to 1780–90
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balsam poplar

noun

a poplar tree, Populus balsamifera, of NE North America, having resinous buds and broad heart-shaped leavesSee also tacamahac
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