Oregon balsam

noun

Definition of Oregon balsam

1 : a liquid oleoresin obtained from the Douglas fir
2 : a mixture of rosin and turpentine
3 or less commonly Oregon balsam fir : douglas fir

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“Oregon balsam.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Oregon%20balsam. Accessed 26 Oct. 2020.

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