Canada balsam

Can·​a·​da balsam | \ ˈka-nə-də- How to pronounce Canada balsam (audio) \

Definition of Canada balsam

: a viscid yellowish to greenish oleoresin exudate of the balsam fir (Abies balsmea) that solidifies to a transparent mass and is used as a transparent cement especially in microscopy

First Known Use of Canada balsam

1773, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Canada balsam

Canada, country in North America

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The first known use of Canada balsam was in 1773

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Canada balsam

\ ˌkan-əd-ə- How to pronounce Canada balsam (audio) \

Medical Definition of Canada balsam

: an oleoresin exuded by the balsam fir and used as a transparent cement especially in microscopy for mounting specimens and in optical instruments

called also Canada turpentine

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to make a temporary encampment

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