subalpine fir

noun

Definition of subalpine fir

: a medium-sized fir (Abies lasiocarpa) of subalpine regions of North America having bluish-green white-lined needles

Examples of subalpine fir in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Traverse a lakeshore forest of lodgepole pine and subalpine fir, and scan the lower slopes of Altyn Peak near the Many Glacier Hotel for moose, grizzlies, and bighorn sheep. Emily Pennington, Outside Online, "The 25 Best Accessible Trails in America," 15 Jan. 2020 The sites ranged from central Colorado to the Canadian border, in Montana, and contained several kinds of forests—from dry ponderosa to cool, moist woods of subalpine fir and spruce at elevations as high as 9,000 feet. Christopher Solomon, Outside Online, "Climate Change, Wildfire, and the Future of Forests," 18 Apr. 2018 The sites ranged from central Colorado to the Canadian border, in Montana, and contained several kinds of forests—from dry ponderosa to cool, moist woods of subalpine fir and spruce at elevations as high as 9,000 feet. Christopher Solomon, Outside Online, "Climate Change, Wildfire, and the Future of Forests," 18 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of subalpine fir

1898, in the meaning defined above

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“Subalpine fir.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/subalpine%20fir. Accessed 24 Sep. 2020.

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