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Meaning of BALSA

Pronunciation:  'bolsu

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  forest tree of lowland Central America having a strong very light wood; used for making floats and rafts and in crafts
  2. [n]  strong lightweight wood of the balsa tree used especially for floats
 

BALSA is a 5 letter word that starts with B.

 

 Synonyms: Ochroma lagopus
 
 See Also: angiospermous tree, balsa, balsa wood, flowering tree, genus Ochroma, Ochroma, wood

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Bal"sa\, n. [Sp. or Pg. balsa.] (Naut.)
A raft or float, used principally on the Pacific coast of
South America.

 

 

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