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silver fir

noun
1.
a coniferous tree, Abies alba, native to Europe, the young branches of which are covered with grayish fuzz.
Origin
1700-1710
1700-10
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Examples from the web for silver fir
  • On the wetter west side of the park, silver fir becomes a major player along side western hemlock.
  • The wet western slopes are dominated by western hemlock, red cedar and silver fir.
British Dictionary definitions for silver fir

silver fir

noun
1.
any of various fir trees the leaves of which have a silvery undersurface, esp Abies alba, an important timber tree of central and S Europe
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Encyclopedia Article for silver fir

(Abies alba), tree growing to a height of 150 feet; abundant in the mountainous regions of central and southern Europe.

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