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noble fir

noun
1.
a fir, Abies procera, of the northwestern U.S., which may grow to a height of 250 feet (76 meters).
2.
the soft, light wood of this tree, used for pulpwood and plywood.
Origin of noble fir
1895-1900
1895-1900, Americanism
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  • The noble fir (figs. 11 and 12) is a common mountain tree in the western parts of Washington and Oregon.

  • noble fir is of slow growth, and the large trunks are very old, the oldest not less than 800 years.

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  • The shining, blue-green color of the leaves is a conspicuous characteristic of noble fir as it appears in the forest.

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  • It is rarely found in unmixed stands, but is usually associated with western hemlock, Douglas fir, and noble fir.

  • The purpose in the instance of noble fir was to pass it for the larch which grows in the northern Rocky Mountain region.

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  • A recent government report of woods used for manufacturing purposes in Washington does not list a foot of noble fir.

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  • The range of noble fir covers parts of three states, but the whole of no one.

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  • The noble fir avoids steep side hills and exposed situations.

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