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

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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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