balsam willow

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n balsam willow small shrubby tree of eastern North America having leaves exuding an odor of balsam when crushed
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Usage

In literature:

Pierrot and Nepeese had stepped from behind the balsams, the Willow's beautiful eyes shining with pride at the accuracy of her shot.
"Baree, Son of Kazan" by James Oliver Curwood
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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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