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Balsa   /bˈɔlsə/   Listen
Balsa

noun
1.
Strong lightweight wood of the balsa tree used especially for floats.  Synonym: balsa wood.
2.
Forest tree of lowland Central America having a strong very light wood; used for making floats and rafts and in crafts.  Synonym: Ochroma lagopus.



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"Balsa" Quotes from Famous Books



... "They were all wearing Mark 3 or 4. I'm wearing Mark 6," he said, as one might say, "I'm carrying the genuine Cross, not one of the balsa ones." ...
— The Creature from Cleveland Depths • Fritz Reuter Leiber



Words linked to "Balsa" :   angiospermous tree, genus Ochroma, wood, Ochroma, flowering tree



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