Definition of Abies balsamea
1. Noun. Medium-sized fir of northeastern North America; leaves smell of balsam when crushed; much used for pulpwood and Christmas trees.
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Literary usage of Abies balsamea
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1. Torreya by Torrey Botanical Club (1905)
"abies balsamea on an elevated saddle of the mountain forms a pure forest with shrubby and herbaceous companions (Abies facies), and in open swampy places ..."
2. Journal of Rational Medicine by C. H. Cleaveland (1860)
"abies balsamea. The American Silver Fir,—The Fir Balsam. The part used in medicine is the resinous exudation known as the Canada Turpentine, a fluid which ..."
3. An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States: Canada and the British by Nathaniel Lord Britton, Addison Brown (1896)
"abies balsamea (L.) Mill. Balsam Fir. (Fig. 126.) abies balsamea Mill'. Gard. Diet. Ed. 8, No. ..."
4. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1904)
"In abies balsamea resin-ducts appear in the wood as a result of mechanical injury and also as a result of the attack of parasitic fungi, producing 'witches' ..."