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balsa


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Balsa  \Bal"sa\,  n.  [Sp.  or  Pg  balsa.]  (Naut.) 
  A  raft  or  float,  used  principally  on  the  Pacific  coast  of 
  South  America. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  balsa 
  n  1:  strong  lightweight  wood  of  the  balsa  tree  used  especially 
  for  floats  [syn:  {balsa  wood}] 
  2:  forest  tree  of  lowland  Central  America  having  a  strong  very 
  light  wood;  used  for  making  floats  and  rafts  and  in  crafts 
  [syn:  {Ochroma  lagopus}] 




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