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 for Populus balsamifera
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Poplar \Pop"lar\, n. [OE. popler, OF. poplier, F. peuplier, fr.
     L. populus poplar.] (Bot.)
     1. Any tree of the genus Populus; also, the timber, which
        is soft, and capable of many uses.
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     Note: The aspen poplar is Populus tremula and Populus
           tremuloides; Balsam poplar is Populus balsamifera;
           Lombardy poplar ({Populus dilatata) is a tall, spiry
           tree; white poplar is Populus alba.
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     2. The timber of the tulip tree; -- called also white
        poplar. [U.S.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Tacamahac \Tac"a*ma*hac`\, Tacamahaca \Tac`a*ma*ha"ca\, n.
     1. A bitter balsamic resin obtained from tropical American
        Elaphrium+({Elaphrium+tomentosum">trees of the genus Elaphrium ({Elaphrium tomentosum and
        Elaphrium Tacamahaca), and also from East Indian trees
        of the genus Calophyllum; also, the resinous exhudation
        of the balsam poplar.
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     2. (Bot.) Any tree yielding tacamahac resin, especially, in
        North America, the balsam poplar, or balm of Gilead
        ({Populus balsamifera).
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Balm \Balm\ (b[aum]m), n. [OE. baume, OF. bausme, basme, F.
     baume, L. balsamum balsam, from Gr. ba`lsamon; perhaps of
     Semitic origin; cf. Heb. b[=a]s[=a]m. Cf. Balsam.]
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     1. (Bot.) An aromatic plant of the genus Melissa.
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     2. The resinous and aromatic exudation of certain trees or
        shrubs. --Dryden.
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     3. Any fragrant ointment. --Shak.
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     4. Anything that heals or that mitigates pain. "Balm for each
        ill." --Mrs. Hemans.
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     Balm cricket (Zool.), the European cicada. --Tennyson.
     Balm of Gilead (Bot.), a small evergreen African and
        Asiatic tree of the terebinthine family ({Balsamodendron
        Gileadense). Its leaves yield, when bruised, a strong
        aromatic scent; and from this tree is obtained the balm of
        Gilead of the shops, or balsam of Mecca. This has a
        yellowish or greenish color, a warm, bitterish, aromatic
        taste, and a fragrant smell. It is valued as an unguent
        and cosmetic by the Turks. The fragrant herb
        Dracocephalum Canariense is familiarly called balm of
        Gilead, and so are the American trees, Populus
        balsamifera, variety candicans (balsam poplar), and
        Abies balsamea (balsam fir).
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  Populus balsamifera
      n 1: poplar of northeastern North America with broad heart-
           shaped leaves [syn: balsam poplar, hackmatack,
           tacamahac, Populus balsamifera]

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