Balsam tree

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Balsam tree any tree from which balsam is obtained, esp. the Abies balsamea.
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Usage

In literature:

At last our tents were pitched in a green copse of balsam trees, close beside the water.
"The Ruling Passion" by Henry van Dyke
Only two trees have I never seen struck, the balsam and the birch.
"Rolf In The Woods" by Ernest Thompson Seton
The bark of dead evergreen trees, hemlock, spruce, or balsam, is better still.
"Fisherman's Luck" by Henry van Dyke
The pine-trees soon cease to follow you; the hemlocks disappear, and the balsams can go no farther.
"Little Rivers" by Henry van Dyke
This city is a very happy situation, and very fit for producing palm-trees and balsam.
"The Antiquities of the Jews" by Flavius Josephus
It did not look so easy from the top of the birch as from the ground to swing into the balsam-tree.
"Glengarry Schooldays" by Ralph Connor
There were some flat stones made into a rude seat under the balsam-tree, and a swift, yard-wide stream of clear water ran by.
"The Border Legion" by Zane Grey
Myrrh, frankincense, balsam, cinnamon, and casia are here produced, from trees of extraordinary magnitude.
"Robert Kerr's General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume 18" by William Stevenson
Then all at once a puff of smoke came ballooning up through the trees, down beyond the girl and well to the right of the balsam thicket.
"The Lookout Man" by B. M. Bower
The palm is a tall and beautiful tree, the balsam a mere shrub.
"Tacitus: The Histories, Volumes I and II" by Caius Cornelius Tacitus
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In poetry:

Oh, was it strange he should pine for release,
Touched to the soul with such transports as these,—
He who so needed the balsam of peace,
Under the shade of the trees?
"The Shade Of The Trees" by Margaret Junkin Preston
I found myself among the trees
What time the reapers ceased to reap;
And in the sunflower-blooms the bees
Huddled brown heads and went to sleep,
Rocked by the balsam-breathing breeze.
"Since Then" by Madison Julius Cawein

In news:

Inhaling the heady aroma of fresh-cut evergreens, Ken Ottman walked through his crop of firs, pines and balsams on his busy Christmas tree lot and admired the survivors.
The 37-foot balsam fir tree in the Capitol rotunda is decorated with handmade ornaments from school children.
A balsam fir tree from Medford will soon be on its way to the State Capitol.
JOHNSON TREES Flocked Trees Fresh Cut, Green Eastern Balsam, Fraser Fir, Norway.
Thought of Christmas trees was far, far away, and every fir and balsam out there had grown up a little more untamed.
That number is due to the large amount of Balsam Fir Trees that grow in the state and offer the perfect branches for wreath making.
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