balsam poplar

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n balsam poplar poplar of northeastern North America with broad heart-shaped leaves
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Usage

In literature:

So early as this the poplar buds had begun to swell and the air was filled with the sweet odor of balsam, spruce and cedar.
"Kazan" by James Oliver Curwood
The Perdu lay perpetually asleep, along beside a steep bank clothed with white birches and balsam poplars.
"Earth's Enigmas" by Charles G. D. Roberts
Nearly a world tree is this poplar, which in some one of its variable forms is called also tacamahac, and balsam poplar as well.
"Getting Acquainted with the Trees" by J. Horace McFarland
Balsam poplar is found along some of the stream banks and is the largest deciduous tree of the park.
"Grand Teton [Wyoming] National Park" by United States Dept. of the Interior
The balsam poplar is the balm of Gilead of the early settlers, the Tacamahac of the Northern Indians.
"Trees Worth Knowing" by Julia Ellen Rogers
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In poetry:

The poplar, all its catkins shed,
With balsam-scented leaves is hung,
The ash with pinnate fronds is spread;
The blossom red
Upon the elm is fading fast /
The emerald studs among.
"Leaf-Time" by David Gow

In news:

True poplars include aspen (Populus tremuloides), cottonwood (Populus deltoides) and balsam poplar (Populus balsamifera), all members of the willow family.
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In science:

Tiffin, 2012 Local Adaptation in the FloweringTime Gene Network of Balsam Poplar, Populus balsamifera L.
Robust identification of local adaptation from allele frequencies
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