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red fir

noun
1.
any of several firs, as Abies magnifica, of the western U.S., having a reddish bark.
2.
the light, soft wood of these trees.
Origin
1835-1845
1835-45
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Examples from the web for red fir
  • At higher elevations, white fir shares dominance with red fir.
  • red fir, mountain hemlock and western white pine grow at higher elevations.
  • Evaluate different methods of establishing conifers and brush species on red fir barrens.
British Dictionary definitions for red fir

red fir

noun
1.
a North American coniferous tree, Abies magnifica, having reddish wood valued as timber: family Pinaceae
2.
any of various other pinaceous trees that have reddish wood
3.
the wood of any of these trees
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