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

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Keep your skin’s microbiome in balance with the anti-microbial and anti-bacterial, antiseptic, and detoxifying essential oils tea tree, pine, balsam fir, and silver fir. Allison Young, Good Housekeeping, "6 Ways You Can Use Essential Oils To Treat And Prevent Acne Naturally," 8 Nov. 2017 Levine’s new role includes a campaign shot by music-video director Colin Tilley, promoting the new, more intense formula for the fragrance, which has notes of bergamot, sage, balsam fir, and cedar wood. Shannon Barbour, The Cut, "Adam Levine’s New Fragrance Campaign Has Him Asking ‘Why?’," 7 May 2018 Back when George Bailey was living his Wonderful life in Bedford Falls, balsam fir was the king of Christmas trees. Paul Cappiello, The Courier-Journal, "A gardener’s guide to picking the perfect Christmas tree," 8 Dec. 2017 Last year, the Canadian city hoisted a hideous 85-foot balsam fir, decorated with Canadian Tire logos, which turned into a social media hit, even earning its own Twitter account. Chris Morris, Fortune, "Rome's $57,000 Christmas Tree Dubbed the 'World's Saddest'," 20 Dec. 2017 For those last-minute ornament and light hangers, Hinman plans to offer trees for free on Saturday to help clear the lot of balsam fir, Colorado blue spruce, Fraser fir, Norway spruce, white spruce and concolor fir. Peter Marteka, Courant Community, "Craftsbury Christmas Farm Tradition Coming To An End After 23 Years," 19 Dec. 2017 The shuttle will run from 8 to 11 a.m. The goal is to place a live, balsam fir wreath at the headstone of every veteran buried there. Linda Mcintosh, sandiegouniontribune.com, "North SD Community news roundup," 15 Dec. 2017

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1805, in the meaning defined above

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balsam fir

noun

English Language Learners Definition of balsam fir

: a small American evergreen tree

balsam fir

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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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