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silver fir

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noun
  1. a coniferous tree, Abies alba, native to Europe, the young branches of which are covered with grayish fuzz.

Origin of silver fir

First recorded in 1700–10
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Examples from the Web for silver fir

Historical Examples

  • The commonest species, C. cordulatus, is most common in the silver-fir woods.

    The Yosemite

    John Muir

  • Such a sight may be seen in Europe, among the high Silver-fir forests of the Pyrenees.

    At Last

    Charles Kingsley

  • It is curious to see the enormous size to which the silver-fir will here attain.

  • Close to the long stone wall shone the silver-fir that shielded the bee-city against the west wind.


British Dictionary definitions for silver fir

silver fir

noun
  1. any of various fir trees the leaves of which have a silvery undersurface, esp Abies alba, an important timber tree of central and S Europe
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