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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Balsa \Bal"sa\, noun [Sp. or Pg. balsa.] (Naut.) A raft or float, used principally on the Pacific coast of South America.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

balsa

noun

1: strong lightweight wood of the balsa tree used especially for floats [syn: {balsa}, {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: {balsa}, {Ochroma lagopus}]


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