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.

Exact synonyms: Balm Of Gilead, Balsam Fir, Canada Balsam
Generic synonyms: Silver Fir



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Abies Balsamea

Abert's towhees
Aberystwyth
Abes
Abey
Abgesang
Abgesangs
Abhimanyu
Abhishikt
Abi
Abib
Abidjan
Abidji
Abie
Abies alba
Abies amabilis
Abies balsamea
Abies bracteata
Abies concolor
Abies fraseri
Abies grandis
Abies lasiocarpa
Abies lowiana
Abies venusta
Abigail
Abigaille
Abila
Abilene
Abimelech
Abington
Abipones

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' ..."

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