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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Recent Examples on the Web They are typically found on the lower boughs of evergreen, pine, balsam fir, spruce, Fraser fir, and white fir trees. Amanda Garrity, Good Housekeeping, "Thousands of Christmas Tree Bugs May Be Living In Your Real Tree — Here's How to Get Rid of Them," 30 Oct. 2019 Wander through grassy meadows and over rocky outcrop to waterfalls, ascend through a forest of balsam firs to the tallest mountain east of the Mississippi or tackle the Appalachian Trail. Amy Tara Koch, Twin Cities, "Mountain getaways are worth a ‘peak’ in summer," 27 July 2019 Wander through grassy meadows and over rocky outcrops to waterfalls, ascend through a forest of balsam firs to the tallest mountain east of the Mississippi or tackle the Appalachian Trail. Amy Tara Koch, Dallas News, "These four mountain getaways are worth a peak," 13 Aug. 2019 Wander through grassy meadows and over rocky outcrop to waterfalls, ascend through a forest of balsam firs to the tallest mountain east of the Mississippi or tackle the Appalachian Trail. Amy Tara Koch, Twin Cities, "Mountain getaways are worth a ‘peak’ in summer," 27 July 2019 Wander through grassy meadows and over a rocky outcrop to waterfalls, ascend through a forest of balsam firs to the tallest mountain east of the Mississippi or tackle the Appalachian Trail. Amy Tara Koch, The Know, "Mountain getaways outside of Colorado that are worthy of a summer vacation," 24 July 2019 Wander through grassy meadows and over rocky outcrop to waterfalls, ascend through a forest of balsam firs to the tallest mountain east of the Mississippi or tackle the Appalachian Trail. Amy Tara Koch, Washington Post, "Life’s more than a beach. Four mountain towns to visit this summer.," 19 July 2019 The wintery, woodsy aroma of the Idaho balsam fir essential oil will help recall the reason for the season, and soft, sweet cedarwood is an earthy complement to brighter aromas. Taysha Murtaugh, Country Living, "These Essential Oils Will Make Your Entire Home Smell Like Christmas," 14 Oct. 2018 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

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First Known Use of balsam fir

1805, in the meaning defined above

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“Balsam fir.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/balsam%20fir. Accessed 22 November 2019.

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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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