balsam poplar


balsam poplar

noun

Definition of BALSAM POPLAR

:  a North American poplar (Populus balsamifera) that is often cultivated as a shade tree and has buds thickly coated with an aromatic resin —called also balm of Gilead, tacamahac

First Known Use of BALSAM POPLAR

1786

balsam poplar

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

North American poplar (Populus balsamifera), native from Labrador to Alaska and across the extreme northern U.S. Often cultivated as a shade tree, it has buds thickly coated with an aromatic resin that is used to make cough syrups. It grows best in northwestern Canada.

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