The bark from several varieties of fir trees (Abies), native to Canada and Siberia. Tannins extracted from the crushed, dark, resinous bark are used for tanning leather.
Synonyms and Related Terms
écorce de sapin (Fr.); corteza de abeto (Esp.); casca de abeto (Port.)
- The Condensed Chemical Dictionary, Francis Turner (ed.), Reinhold Publishing Corp., New York City, 3rd edition, 1942