white fir


Definition of white fir

: a large fir (Abies concolor) of western North America with pale usually bluish-green foliage, a narrow erect crown, and soft wood that is used for lumber

Examples of white fir in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Get ready to greet an 84-foot white fir tree nicknamed Sugar Bear at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena on Nov. 6. Los Angeles Times, 4 Nov. 2021 The farm has six varieties to choose from blue spruce, Norway spruce, white pine, Scotch pine, Cannan fir and white fir. Brooks Sutherland, The Enquirer, 11 Nov. 2020 Juniper, pinyon pine and white fir available at various locations. Sean P. Means, The Salt Lake Tribune, 2 Nov. 2021 The new tree is a 27-foot white fir from Middleburg, Pennsylvania, the park service said in a release. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 1 Nov. 2021 But the white fir that toppled onto utility lines on July 22 — a charred tree was later collected as evidence — was not among those noted in any report. Julie Johnson, San Francisco Chronicle, 16 Aug. 2021 Near the Stagg, the Castle Fire did a bit of forest housekeeping, burning undergrowth, young white fir trees and incense cedars. Bettina Boxall, Star Tribune, 5 Dec. 2020 Oakland’s Jack London Square tree lighting ceremony goes virtual: With public events at the waterfront square restricted due to coronavirus surging in the Bay Area, the annual lighting of the 55-foot white fir tree will take place online this year. Chronicle Staff, SFChronicle.com, 4 Dec. 2020 The white fir that has taken up residence at this Glendale shopping center hails from the Mt. Shasta region of Northern California. Adam Tschorn, Los Angeles Times, 30 Nov. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of white fir

1849, in the meaning defined above

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“White fir.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/white%20fir. Accessed 25 Jun. 2022.

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