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red fir

any of several firs, as Abies magnifica, of the western U.S., having a reddish bark.
the light, soft wood of these trees.
Origin of red fir
1835-45 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The timber-land of Linn, occupying half its area, is comprised in three belts of dense forest, half of which is red fir.

    Two Years in Oregon Wallis Nash
  • From which states do we get most of our yellow pine, spruce, red fir, redwood?

    A Civic Biology George William Hunter
  • Close at hand is a glorious specimen of red fir, fully four and a half feet in diameter.

    The Lake of the Sky George Wharton James
  • At this elevation, 7000 to 8000 feet, the red fir begins to appear.

    The Lake of the Sky George Wharton James
  • The red fir and white cedar now being taken out are superior in quality to those of any section of this coast.

    A Report on Washington Territory William Henry Ruffner
  • On the western side its range is nearly identical with that of the red fir.

    The Lake of the Sky George Wharton James
  • Thousands of acres of red fir trees may also be found in which the average height of the trees is two hundred and forty feet!

    Your National Parks Enos A. Mills
  • Those of the red fir are shorter, stubbier and stiffer than those of the white.

    The Lake of the Sky George Wharton James
  • A study of the wood of the red fir reveals rather more favorable qualities than the other firs afford.

    American Forest Trees Henry H. Gibson
  • A variety, Shastensis, Lemm., is the red fir with bright yellow fringed bracts on its stout cones.

    Trees Worth Knowing Julia Ellen Rogers
British Dictionary definitions for red fir

red fir

a North American coniferous tree, Abies magnifica, having reddish wood valued as timber: family Pinaceae
any of various other pinaceous trees that have reddish wood
the wood of any of these trees
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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