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red fir

noun
1.
any of several firs, as Abies magnifica, of the western U.S., having a reddish bark.
2.
the light, soft wood of these trees.
Origin of red fir
1835-1845
First recorded in 1835-45
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red fir

noun
1.
a North American coniferous tree, Abies magnifica, having reddish wood valued as timber: family Pinaceae
2.
any of various other pinaceous trees that have reddish wood
3.
the wood of any of these trees
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