a pale yellow or greenish, slightly fluorescent, clear, viscous, bitter-tasting, water-insoluble liquid, having a pleasant, aromatic, pinelike odor, and solidifying on exposure to air: obtained from the balsam fir, Abies balsamea, and used chiefly for mounting objects on microscope slides, in the manufacture of fine lacquers, and as a cement for lenses.
An Elementary Text-book of the Microscope John William Griffith
a yellow transparent resin obtained from the balsam fir. Because its refractive index is similar to that of glass, it is used as an adhesive in optical devices and as a mounting medium for microscope specimens
another name for balsam fir
a Eurasian grass, Poa compressa, naturalized in North America, having creeping rootstocks and bluish-green leaves.
a Canadian national holiday celebrated on July 1, in commemoration of the formation ofthe Dominion on July 1, 1867. Formerly (until 1982) Dominion Day. noun (in Canada) July 1, the anniversary of the day in 1867 when Canada became the first British colony to receive dominion status: a bank holiday Former name Dominion Day
a town in SW California.
a common wild goose, Branta canadensis, of North America. Historical Examples The History of Louisiana Le Page Du Pratz noun a large common greyish-brown North American goose, Branta canadensis, with a black neck and head and a white throat patch