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balsam poplar

noun
1.
a North American tree, Populus balsamifera, having sticky, resinous buds and shiny ovate leaves.
Also called hackmatack, tacamahac.
Origin
1780-1790
1780-90, Americanism
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balsam poplar

noun
1.
a poplar tree, Populus balsamifera, of NE North America, having resinous buds and broad heart-shaped leaves See also tacamahac
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