balsam fir

noun
|Updated on: 1 Jun 2018

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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First Known Use of balsam fir

1805

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BALSAM FIR Defined for English Language Learners

balsam fir

Definition of balsam fir for English Language Learners

  • : a small American evergreen tree


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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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