balsam fir


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

Examples of balsam fir in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web An added perk of incorporating balsam fir into your bouquet? Natalie Dayton, Better Homes & Gardens, 14 Dec. 2021 The selection includes balsam fir and Fraser fir trees, as well as wreaths and garland, Hachigian said. Jennifer Johnson,, 22 Nov. 2021 The very first tree-lighting ceremony, which started off the practice, took place in 1933, two years after workers at the Center pooled their money to purchase a 20-foot tall balsam fir for Christmas and covered it in homemade garlands. Christine Condon,, 4 Nov. 2021 The seedlings include red pine, white pine, jack pine and oak as well as maple, balsam fir and spruce. Guy Boulton, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 23 July 2021 Hundreds of thousands of acres of balsam fir trees north of Duluth have either died or are struggling to fight off a bloom of a pest called spruce budworm. Greg Stanley, Star Tribune, 26 June 2021 The mill was one of the area's biggest buyers of spruce and balsam fir trees. Greg Stanley, Star Tribune, 14 Dec. 2020 Several species of evergreen trees are commonly harvested for Christmas trees, including Fraser fir, balsam fir, blue spruce, Scotch pine, and Norway spruce. Joseph Truini, Popular Mechanics, 26 Dec. 2020 That might include cutting down a fragrant spruce or balsam fir at a Christmas tree farm. Sara Miller Llana, The Christian Science Monitor, 22 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of balsam fir

1805, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of balsam fir was in 1805

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26 Dec 2021

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“Balsam fir.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Jan. 2022.

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English Language Learners Definition of balsam fir

: a small American evergreen tree

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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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