medium-sized fir of northeastern North America; leaves smell of balsam when crushed; much used for pulpwood and Christmas trees
Balsam fir, the source of Canada turpentine, or Canada balsam, terebinthina canadensis.
Syn.: A. balsamifera. Pinus balsamea. The American silver fir; a species indigenous to the Northern United States and Canada; which furnishes Canada balsam (Canada turpentine).