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 In the Pacific Northwest, her favorite tree in its natural form is a grand fir. Brittany Anas, House Beautiful, 2 Sep. 2023 The largest mortality was observed at lower elevations where grand fir and white fir are plentiful. Nathan Gilles, oregonlive, 25 Nov. 2022 Die-offs were recorded for grand fir, white fir, red fir, noble fir and the hybrid Shasta red fir. Nathan Gilles, oregonlive, 25 Nov. 2022 Fraser fir was most affected, followed by noble fir, then grand fir. oregonlive, 26 Nov. 2021 Dense and brimming with nearly 10,000 branch tips, this gorgeous grand fir replica from Home Decorators Collection is a home run for anyone looking for a main-event tree in their home this year. Courtney Thompson, CNN Underscored, 19 Nov. 2020 Many conifers, including western red cedar, incense cedar, grand fir and even valley ponderosa pine are succumbing, as well., 20 Aug. 2019 Drought also is killing grand fir and might be contributing to declines in Western red cedar and bigleaf maple. USA TODAY, 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, 8 Aug. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1874, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of grand fir was in 1874

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“Grand fir.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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