grand fir

noun

Definition of grand fir

: a lofty fir tree (Abies grandis) of the northwestern chiefly Pacific coastal region of North America with cylindrical greenish cones and soft wood

Examples of grand fir in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Many conifers, including western red cedar, incense cedar, grand fir and even valley ponderosa pine are succumbing, as well. oregonlive.com, "Western Oregon conifers continue to show damage from drought," 20 Aug. 2019 Drought also is killing grand fir and might be contributing to declines in Western red cedar and bigleaf maple. USA TODAY, "Titanic auction, Legos, mighty Mississippi: News from around our 50 states," 22 July 2019 Fischer pointed out younger grand firs, which grow in the shade of the Douglas firs that in several hundred years might surpass them in height. Nicole Tsong, The Seattle Times, "Are you up for a new adventure? As in, 200 feet up a Douglas fir?," 8 Aug. 2018

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First Known Use of grand fir

1874, in the meaning defined above

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“Grand fir.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/grand%20fir. Accessed 25 Nov. 2020.

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