Santa Lucia fir

noun

San·​ta Lu·​cia fir
¦santəlü¦sēə-
: a pyramidal California evergreen tree (Abies venusta) with spiny pointed leaves and cones that have long spines protruding from the scale bracts

called also bristlecone fir

Word History

Etymology

after Santa Lucia range, southwestern California

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“Santa Lucia fir.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Santa%20Lucia%20fir. Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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