balsam fir

noun
1.
a North American fir, Abies balsamea, having dark purplish cones and yielding Canada balsam.
2.
the wood of this tree.
3.
any of certain other firs.

Origin:
1795–1805, Americanism

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balsam fir
 
n
See also balm of Gilead balsam, Also called: Canada balsam. a fir tree, Abies balsamea, of NE North America, that yields Canada balsam

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Example sentences
The decline in moose population allows more balsam fir saplings to live.
It's balsam fir branches stuck into a foam core, with fake holly berries and a
  red bow.
Landowners are urged to examine balsam fir on their lands and harvest damaged
  trees in a timely manner to salvage the value.
The understory is composed of ironwood, sugar maple, and balsam fir.
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