red fir

  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

First recorded in 1835–45

Words Nearby red fir Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use red fir in a sentence

  • The ski terrain in the area includes everything from steep, north-facing chutes to low-angle tree skiing through old-growth red fir.

  • red fir (Pseudotsuga Douglasii) the largest variety in the Park, sometimes attaining a diameter of five feet.

    The Yellowstone National Park | Hiram Martin Chittenden
  • Most of the trees here are red fir and mountain pine, some of them being of large size, and noble specimens.

    The Lake of the Sky | George Wharton James
  • Close at hand is a glorious specimen of red fir, fully four and a half feet in diameter.

    The Lake of the Sky | George Wharton James
  • The chief difference between the white and red fir is in the spiculae or leaves.

    The Lake of the Sky | George Wharton James
  • From which states do we get most of our yellow pine, spruce, red fir, redwood?

    A Civic Biology | George William Hunter

British Dictionary definitions for red fir

red fir

  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

  1. the wood of any of these trees

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