American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A North American tree (Abies balsamea) having a pyramidal shape and flattened needles. It is widely used as a Christmas tree and yields Canada balsam and pulpwood.
- n. A North American species of fir tree (Abies balsamea).
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Bot.) the American coniferous tree, Abies balsamea, from which the useful Canada balsam is derived.
- n. medium-sized fir of northeastern North America; leaves smell of balsam when crushed; much used for pulpwood and Christmas trees
“On a low, dead branch of a balsam fir not ten feet away, a small red squirrel, with his winter ear tufts already grown in, plucked a leathery brown rosette of lichen growing on the bark.”
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