balsam fir


  • Balsam Fir
    Balsam Fir
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n balsam fir medium-sized fir of northeastern North America; leaves smell of balsam when crushed; much used for pulpwood and Christmas trees
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Balsam fir (Bot) the American coniferous tree, Abies balsamea, from which the useful Canada balsam is derived.
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In literature:

The balsam fir was his tree of hallowed memory.
"Rolf In The Woods" by Ernest Thompson Seton
These mountains have their sides and summits partially varied with little copses of pine, cedar, and balsam fir.
"History of the Expedition under the Command of Captains Lewis and Clark, Vol. I." by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark
The spruce-gum sought by many is found in the seams of the bark, which, unlike the smooth balsam-fir, is scaly and of a brown color.
"On the Trail" by Lina Beard and Adelia Belle Beard
Ozone sweeps gently through the forest impregnated with the perfume of fir, balsam, cedar, pine and flowers.
"Evening Round Up" by William Crosbie Hunter
I'll have great vats of Fir Balsam essence at every street corner!
"Peace on Earth, Good-will to Dogs" by Eleanor Hallowell Abbott
Balsam fir, basswood, and the white and loblolly pines make quick fires, but are soon spent.
"Scouting For Girls, Official Handbook of the Girl Scouts" by Girl Scouts
The balsam fir is generally found in company with the alders or the silver spruce near a brook.
"Wild Life on the Rockies" by Enos A. Mills
Fir, Balsam, 183, 184.
"Trees of the Northern United States" by Austin C. Apgar
The balsam firs were deep in the woods and it took some time to find them.
"The Campfire Girls on Ellen's Isle" by Hildegard G. Frey
Now it was hemlock; now balsam fir.
"Dusty Star" by Olaf Baker
This can plainly be seen in the cross-section of balsam fir, Fig.
"Wood and Forest" by William Noyes
The firs stretched down long, pendulous, darkling boughs, and filled the air with their balsamic fragrance.
"The Prophet of the Great Smoky Mountains" by Charles Egbert Craddock
It was from Marcia and her brother that I first heard the expression "var," for balsam fir.
"A Northern Countryside" by Rosalind Richards
Ozone sweeps gently through the forest, impregnated with the perfume of fir, balsam, cedar, pine and flowers.
"Think" by Col. Wm. C. Hunter
Sap is characterized in sugar maple, sweet gum, balsam fir, and sweet birch.
"Trees Worth Knowing" by Julia Ellen Rogers
Fir balsam, sufficient to form a thick, tenacious mass, which may be spread thickly over the wound; lastly, a bandage.
"The American Reformed Cattle Doctor" by George Dadd
The red-breasted nuthatches have a curious habit of smearing the entrance to the hole with fir-balsam or pitch.
"Birds Every Child Should Know" by Neltje Blanchan
The odor of the balsam fir is drawn out and spread far by the heat.
"Minstrel Weather" by Marian Storm
It has really a good healthy smell, for it comes from beautiful great pine trees and balsam firs.
"Nuova" by Vernon Kellogg
The nests were suspended from the branches of coniferous trees, at heights ranging from 26 feet in a spruce to 40 feet in a balsam fir.
"Life Histories of North American Wood Warblers Part One and Part Two" by Arthur Bent

In news:

Researchers study effects of balsam woolly adelgid on Fraser firs.
Balsam fir wreath making a sticky, rewarding business.
Homes are filled with smells of fresh cookies, pies and balsam firs.
Balsam fir wreath making a sticky, rewarding business.
The balsam woolly adelgid, a non-native insect that feeds on fir , was found in the park in 1963.
He dangles a balsam-fir air freshener from the dashboard.
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 from Medford will grace the lawn at the State Capitol this holiday season.
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.