amabilis fir


ama·​bi·​lis fir
: a fir (Abies amabilis) of western North America having deeply grooved leaves with a prominent midrib and a silvery-white lower surface

called also white fir

Word History


partial translation of New Latin Abies amabilis

First Known Use

1886, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of amabilis fir was in 1886

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“Amabilis fir.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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