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)

Examples of silver fir in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Created by celebrated perfumer Arnaud Winter, the sophisticated fragrance opens with green pine needles, silver fir, and wild balsam but dries down to an earthy finish thanks to cedar and musk. Katie Chang, Forbes, 28 Nov. 2023 About the only place of true peace and refuge in this country these days is the one nature built — the high hills of the eastern Carpathians, thick with strands of silver fir dusted with fresh snow, dotted with villages now ballooning in size as tens of thousands flee here. Washington Post, 10 Mar. 2022 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

Time Traveler
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 23 Jun. 2024.

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