balsas


balsas

noun

  1. Río, Río Balsas.

noun

  1. a tropical American tree, Ochroma pyramidale (lagopus), of the bombax family, yielding an exceedingly light wood used for life preservers, rafts, toy airplanes, etc.
  2. a raft made of balsa wood.
  3. any life raft.

noun

  1. a bombacaceous tree, Ochroma lagopus, of tropical America
  2. Also called: balsawood the very light wood of this tree, used for making rafts, etc
  3. a light raft
n.

South American tree, 1866, apparently from Spanish balsa “float,” originally the name of rafts used on the Pacific coast of Latin America (1777). The wood is very light.

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