silver fir

noun

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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Keep your skin’s microbiome in balance with the anti-microbial and anti-bacterial, antiseptic, and detoxifying essential oils tea tree, pine, balsam fir, and silver fir. Allison Young, Good Housekeeping, 8 Nov. 2017 In a 2 oz spray bottle, add 1 oz witch hazel, 1 oz distilled water and 3-4 drops EOs (tea tree, pine, balsam fir, silver fir, or a combo). Allison Young, Good Housekeeping, 8 Nov. 2017 Nestled in a stand of western hemlock, Douglas fir, and silver fir, the area is well-screened and not crowded. Sunset, 22 Jan. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1705, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of silver fir was in 1705

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“Silver fir.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/silver%20fir. Accessed 6 Feb. 2023.

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