balsam fir

noun

Definition of balsam fir

: a resinous North American fir (Abies balsamea) that is widely used for pulpwood and as a Christmas tree and is the source of Canada balsam

First Known Use of balsam fir

1805


BALSAM FIR Defined for English Language Learners

balsam fir

noun

Definition of balsam fir for English Language Learners

  • : a small American evergreen tree


Medical Dictionary

balsam fir

noun

medical Definition of balsam fir

: a resinous American evergreen tree (Abies balsamea) that is widely used for pulpwood and as a Christmas tree and that is the source of Canada balsam


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