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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In Spain, Abies Picea, the silver fir; in Mexico, the sacred fir, Abies religiosa, a tree growing in the mountains which yields turpentine having a lemonlike odor and a bitter taste. This is used in medicine as a balsam and in the arts as a medium for mixing paints.


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