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American English: /ˈbɔlsə/
British English: /ˈbɔːlsə/
, /ˈbɒlsə/

Translation of balsa in Spanish:


countable or uncountable
  • (tree, wood)
    (Colombia) balso (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • Aero modellers use balsa wood to fashion their models.
    • Here at the launch site they were just a few dozen engineers and laborers in the deep wilderness, every blessed thing brought in piece by piece on balsa wood rafts.
    • Iconic monster Godzilla has smashed up his last balsa wood model of Tokyo after the Japanese studio behind the films decided to end the long-running franchise.
    Example sentences
    • We hiked up Vermont Valley with a guide, Ellroy, to look for indigenous wild St. Vincent parrots, through thick rain forest of figs, palms, balsa and incongruous pine trees.
    • The only trees that are in danger are the hardwoods, such as balsa and African Blackwood, as these take far longer to grow than trees used for paper production.
    • The company claims the tree is a genetically engineered plant that combines the best qualities of balsa, bamboo, and aspen, but the USDA has never heard of such a Frankenwood.
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