1. [ noun ] yellow transparent exudate of the balsam fir; used as a transparent cement in optical devices (especially in microscopy) and as a mounting medium
Related terms: oleoresin
2. [ noun ] (botany) medium-sized fir of northeastern North America; leaves smell of balsam when crushed; much used for pulpwood and Christmas trees
Synonyms: balm_of_Gilead Abies_balsamea balsam_fir
Related terms: silver_fir
Similar spelling:   Canada_plum