balsam poplar

noun
a North American tree, Populus balsamifera, having sticky, resinous buds and shiny ovate leaves.
Also called hackmatack, tacamahac.


Origin:
1780–90, Americanism

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balsam poplar
 
n
See also tacamahac a poplar tree, Populus balsamifera, of NE North America, having resinous buds and broad heart-shaped leaves

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Example sentences
Allelopathic effects o balsam poplar on green alder germination.
Paper birch is the best firewood from the boreal forest, followed by aspen, balsam poplar and white spruce.
Some scattered paper birch or balsam poplar maybe present.
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