Balsam poplar



a North American tree, Populus balsamifera, having sticky, resinous buds and shiny ovate leaves.
Historical Examples

The camp had been placed under a beautiful tree—the tacamahac, or balsam poplar.
Popular Adventure Tales Mayne Reid

The camp had been placed under a beautiful tree—the tacamahac, or balsam poplar (Populus balsamifera).
The Young Voyageurs Mayne Reid

They are feeding upon the buds of the balsam poplar; are very fat, and excellent eating.
Early Western Travels 1748-1846, Volume 21 Various

balsam poplar is found along some of the stream banks and is the largest deciduous tree of the park.
Grand Teton [Wyoming] National Park United States Dept. of the Interior

In the balsam poplar the buds are large, sharp-pointed, and gummy; in the Ailanthus they cannot be seen.
Trees of the Northern United States Austin C. Apgar

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 J. Horace McFarland

The balsam poplar has a large bud thickly covered with a sticky, pungent, gelatinous substance.
Studies of Trees Jacob Joshua Levison

noun
a poplar tree, Populus balsamifera, of NE North America, having resinous buds and broad heart-shaped leaves See also tacamahac

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