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balsa wood

noun [U] uk   /ˈbɒl.səˌwʊd/  us   /ˈbɑːl-/
very light wood that is soft and easily cut, sometimes used in making models of aircraft, etc.
Translations of “balsa wood”
in Chinese (Traditional) 輕木,輕質木材…
in Chinese (Simplified) 轻木…
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