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Noun: balsa  bol-su [N. Amer], ból-su or bol-su [Brit]
  1. Strong lightweight wood of the balsa tree used especially for floats
    - balsa wood
     
  2. Forest tree of lowland Central America having a strong very light wood; used for making floats and rafts and in crafts
    - Ochroma lagopus

Derived forms: balsas

Type of: angiospermous tree, flowering tree, wood

Part of: genus Ochroma, Ochroma

Encyclopedia: Balsa, Hungary