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 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, "Skeletons of sequoias: California's ancient trees met their match in September's Castle Fire," 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, "Coronavirus news from the Bay Area: Nov. 27-Dec. 3," 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, "Where to see the L.A. area’s tallest Christmas trees," 30 Nov. 2020 Near the Stagg, the Castle fire did a bit of forest housekeeping, burning undergrowth, young white fir trees and incense cedars. Los Angeles Times, "Hundreds of towering giant sequoias killed by the Castle fire — a stunning loss," 16 Nov. 2020 The thief or thieves also cut a 12-foot section from the top of another nearby tree, a compact white fir planted in 1981, according to police. James Leggate, Fox News, "Wisconsin police seek 'conifer crook' who stole rare tree," 13 Nov. 2020 There are also mature stands of red fir, white fir, ponderosa pine and sugar pine. Peter Fimrite, SFChronicle.com, "Biggest private sequoia grove to be preserved in deal with Redwoods League," 17 Sep. 2019 They are typically found on the lower boughs of evergreen, pine, balsam fir, spruce, Fraser fir, and white fir trees. Amanda Garrity, Good Housekeeping, "Thousands of Christmas Tree Bugs May Be Living In Your Real Tree — Here's How to Get Rid of Them," 30 Oct. 2019 Along the western slopes of the Sierra Nevada sit 530-acres of pristine forest, filled with red and white fir trees, ponderosa pines and—the stars of the landscape—hundreds of towering giant sequoia trees. Brigit Katz, Smithsonian, "World’s Largest Privately-Owned Giant Sequoia Grove Is for Sale," 23 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of white fir

1849, in the meaning defined above

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18 Dec 2020

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“White fir.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/white%20fir. Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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