balsam poplar
noun Date: 1786 a North American poplar (Populus balsamifera) that is often cultivated as a shade tree and has buds thickly coated with an aromatic resin — called also balm of Gilead, tacamahac

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  • balsam poplar — ☆ balsam poplar n. a poplar (Populus balsamifera) of N North America, having buds that are coated with a fragrant resin …   English World dictionary

  • Balsam poplar — Taxobox color = lightgreen name = Balsam poplar image width = 240px image caption = Western Balsam Poplar Populus trichocarpa regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida ordo = Malpighiales familia = Salicaceae genus =… …   Wikipedia

  • balsam poplar — balzaminė tuopa statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Gluosninių šeimos dekoratyvinis, medieninis, prieskoninis, vaistinis augalas (Populus balsamifera), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. Iš jo gaminami maisto priedai (kvėpikliai). atitikmenys: lot.… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • balsam poplar — noun poplar of northeastern North America with broad heart shaped leaves • Syn: ↑hackmatack, ↑tacamahac, ↑Populus balsamifera • Hypernyms: ↑poplar, ↑poplar tree …   Useful english dictionary

  • balsam poplar — a North American tree, Populus balsamifera, having sticky, resinous buds and shiny ovate leaves. Also called hackmatack, tacamahac. [1780 90, Amer.] * * * North American poplar (Populus balsamifera), native from Labrador to Alaska and across the… …   Universalium

  • balsam poplar — bal′sam pop′lar n. pln a North American poplar, Populus balsamifera, having sticky resinous buds and shiny ovate leaves; tacamahac …   From formal English to slang

  • balsam poplar — /bɔlsəm ˈpɒplə/ (say bawlsuhm popluh) noun a tree, Populus balsamifera, of North America, heart shaped leaves and buds coated in an aromatic resin, much cultivated as a shade tree …   Australian English dictionary

  • western balsam poplar — plaukuotvaisė tuopa statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Gluosninių šeimos dekoratyvinis, medieninis, vaistinis augalas (Populus trichocarpa), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Populus trichocarpa angl. black cottonwood; Californian… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • western balsam poplar — balzaminės tuopos plaukuotvaisis porūšis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Gluosninių šeimos dekoratyvinis, medieninis, vaistinis augalas (Populus balsamifera subsp. trichocarpa), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Populus… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • Western balsam poplar — noun cottonwood of western North America with dark green leaves shining above and rusty or silvery beneath • Syn: ↑black cottonwood, ↑Populus trichocarpa • Hypernyms: ↑cottonwood …   Useful english dictionary

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