silver fir


Definition of silver fir

: any of various firs (genus Abies) with leaves that are white or silvery white beneath especially : a valuable European timber tree (A. alba)

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First Known Use of silver fir

1705, in the meaning defined above

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“Silver fir.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Oct. 2021.

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