Fraser fir

noun

Fra·​ser fir ˈfrā-zər- How to pronounce Fraser fir (audio)
: a southern Appalachian fir (Abies fraseri) that resembles the balsam fir

Examples of Fraser fir in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Naturally shed elk antlers on the back of the mantelpiece and simple Fraser fir garland will certainly do the trick. Kaitlyn Yarborough, Southern Living, 28 Feb. 2024 The farm sells a variety of trees: balsam fir, Canaan fir, Fraser fir, Korean fir, Siberian fir, white pine, Norway pine and Scotch pine. Mary Divine, Twin Cities, 5 Feb. 2024 Among the most popular are the white pine, white spruce and Fraser fir trees, which tend to have pleasant scents, flexible needles and dark green colors. Adela Suliman, Washington Post, 5 Jan. 2024 Though the concept of gene modification on a Fraser fir might conjure images of scientists inside a lab, the process is more natural. Praveena Somasundaram, Washington Post, 22 Dec. 2023 It's made of a blend of boxwood, evergreen, Fraser fir, white pine, and cedar, providing a nature-friendly ambiance to your home. Nicole Pyles, Better Homes & Gardens, 8 Dec. 2023 Notably, people flock to the estate during the holidays as its halls are decked for Christmas, including with a 35-foot-tall Fraser fir, a tradition that first started when Vanderbilt opened the home in 1895. Kelsie Gibson, Peoplemag, 7 Dec. 2023 Kevin Dietsch / Getty Images The official White House Christmas tree, an 18.5-foot-tall Fraser fir, takes its usual place in the Blue Room, where the chandelier has to be taken down to accommodate its height. CBS News, 27 Nov. 2023 Among them is the focal point of the Blue Room: the floor-to-ceiling Fraser fir Christmas tree. Andrea Salcedo, Washington Post, 27 Nov. 2023

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Word History

Etymology

John Fraser †1811 British botanist

First Known Use

1897, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Fraser fir was in 1897

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“Fraser fir.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Fraser%20fir. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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