white fir

a tall, narrow fir, Abies concolor, of western North America, yielding a soft wood used for lumber, pulp, boxes, etc.
the wood of this tree.
any of various similar firs of western North America, or their wood.

1880–85, Americanism

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white fir

1. medium to tall fir of central to western United States having a narrow erect crown and soft wood 
2. medium to tall fir of western North America having a conic crown and branches in tiers; leaves smell of orange when crushed [syn: amabilis fir
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White fir is also used for firewood although it does not produce much heat.
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