Definition of balsam bog
1 : a plant (Azorella glebaria) of the Falkland islands and Patagonia that belongs to the carrot family, forms dense woody hillocks often several feet in height, and yields a gum used as a folk remedy
2 : a usually sphagnous bog in northeastern America containing the balsam fir
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