balsam tree

noun

Definition of balsam tree 

: a tree that yields balsam: such as

a : balsam fir

b : mastic tree

c : balsam poplar

d : a large tropical tree (Myroxylon balsamum) with small pinnate dark green leaves that yields balsam of Tolu

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