balsa

balsa: see bombax.

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

More on balsa from Fact Monster:

  • Río Balsas - Balsas, Río Balsas, Río , river, c.450 mi (720 km) long, rising in the state of ...
  • bombax - bombax bombax , common name for the Bombacaceae, a family of deciduous trees, often tall and with ...
  • Tlaxcala, state, Mexico - Tlaxcala Tlaxcala , state (1990 pop. 761,277), 1,555 sq mi (4,027 sq km), E central Mexico. ...
  • Thor Heyerdahl - Biography of Thor Heyerdahl, Leader of the Kon-Tiki and Ra Expeditions
  • life preserver - life preserver life preserver, a personal flotation device (PFD) intended to keep the wearer ...

See more Encyclopedia articles on: Plants