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silver fir

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 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • In Utah it is known as white balsam, as silver fir in some parts of California, and as black gum in Utah.

    American Forest Trees Henry H. Gibson
  • The prevailing species are the common fir and the silver fir.

    The Story of the Hills H. N. Hutchinson
  • They had left the silver fir belt and were in the region of dwarfed mountain pines.

    Unexplored! Allen Chaffee
  • The silver fir is more exacting in the matter of climate than in that of soil.

    Trees. A Woodland Notebook Herbert Maxwell
  • Dr. M'Dougall traces the silver fir louse to the same parentage.

    Trees. A Woodland Notebook Herbert Maxwell
  • The fungi that kill the silver fir inevitably before it is three hundred years old touch no limb of the Big Tree with decay.

    Trees Worth Knowing Julia Ellen Rogers
  • The next higher is the Fir Zone, made up almost exclusively of two species of silver fir.

    Steep Trails John Muir
  • Three main wood belts cover the flanks of the Sierra: the lower or main pine belt, the silver fir belt, and the upper pine belt.

  • The tree known in this country as the silver fir par excellence (Abies pectinata) is the loftiest European tree.

    Trees. A Woodland Notebook Herbert Maxwell
  • The pines were principally Pinus excelsa; silver fir and spruce also occurred, but I saw no deodar nor Gerard's pine.

British Dictionary definitions for silver fir

silver fir

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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