from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A North American evergreen tree (Abies balsamea) having a pyramidal shape and flattened needles. It is used for pulpwood and yields Canada balsam.

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  • noun A North American species of fir tree (Abies balsamea).

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  • noun medium-sized fir of northeastern North America; leaves smell of balsam when crushed; much used for pulpwood and Christmas trees


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