Santa Lucia fir

noun
San·​ta Lu·​cia fir | \ ¦santəlü¦sēə- \

Definition of Santa Lucia fir

: 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

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History and Etymology for Santa Lucia fir

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 14 Aug. 2020.

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