silver fir

  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

Words Nearby silver fir Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use silver fir in a sentence

  • No tree takes the snow stress with such ease as the silver fir.

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

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

  • The floor was bedded down a foot deep with springy silver fir boughs, laid butts down and toward the foot.

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  • They had left the silver fir belt and were in the region of dwarfed mountain pines.

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British Dictionary definitions for silver fir

silver fir

  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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