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

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Flames swept through most of the sprawling stand of more than 500 big sequoias, mixed with Ponderosa pines, white firs and incense cedars. Kurtis Alexander, SFChronicle.com, "Giant sequoias — long survivors of the forest — succumbing to climate-driven wildfires," 12 Sep. 2019 But until that point, trees like the white fir have the advantage, said National Park Service fire ecologist Tony Caprio. Los Angeles Times, "California fire mystery: No major summer brush fires after years of record destruction," 22 Aug. 2019 Among trees listed on the plans are maples, birch, ginkgoes, white firs and white pine, along with such ornamentals as redbud, dogwood, magnolia and lilacs. Rick Romell, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Foxconn factory plan calls for hundreds of trees surrounding concrete and metal walls," 17 June 2019

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First Known Use of white fir

1849, in the meaning defined above

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