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

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

History and Etymology for Santa Lucia fir

after Santa Lucia range, southwestern California

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More About Santa Lucia fir

Dictionary Entries Near Santa Lucia fir

santalin

Santa Lucia fir

Santalum

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for Santa Lucia fir

Cite this Entry

“Santa Lucia fir.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Santa%20Lucia%20fir. Accessed 31 Jul. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Difficult Spelling Words Quiz

  • alphabet pasta spelling help
  • Which is the correct spelling?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
 AlphaBear 2

Spell words. Make bears.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!