alpine fir

noun
a fir, Abies lasiocarpa, of the Rocky Mountains, yielding a soft, brittle wood used for making boxes, crates, etc.

Origin:
1895–1900

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The fire is burning in a sub-alpine fir forest type.
As it reaches higher elevations, it winds through angular slabs of granite and groupings of alpine fir.
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