silver fir


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silver fir

n
(Plants) 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

sil′ver fir′


n.
a fir tree, Abies alba, native to Europe, the young branches of which are covered with grayish fuzz.
[1700–10]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.silver fir - any of various true firs having leaves white or silvery white beneathsilver fir - any of various true firs having leaves white or silvery white beneath
fir tree, true fir, fir - any of various evergreen trees of the genus Abies; chiefly of upland areas
Abies amabilis, amabilis fir, Pacific silver fir, red silver fir, white fir, Christmas tree - medium to tall fir of western North America having a conic crown and branches in tiers; leaves smell of orange when crushed
Abies alba, European silver fir, Christmas tree - tall timber tree of central and southern Europe having a regular crown and grey bark
Abies concolor, Abies lowiana, California white fir, Colorado fir, white fir - medium to tall fir of central to western United States having a narrow erect crown and soft wood
Abies balsamea, balm of Gilead, balsam fir, Canada balsam - medium-sized fir of northeastern North America; leaves smell of balsam when crushed; much used for pulpwood and Christmas trees
Abies fraseri, Fraser fir - small fast-growing but short-lived fir of southern Alleghenies similar to balsam fir but with very short leaves
Abies grandis, giant fir, grand fir, lowland fir, lowland white fir - lofty fir of the Pacific coast of northwestern America having long curving branches and deep green leaves
Abies lasiocarpa, Alpine fir, subalpine fir - medium-tall timber tree of the Rocky Mountains having a narrowly conic to columnar crown
Translations
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References in classic literature ?
Homer Firth, the landscape man," he chanted, "wants permission to use blue flint on the new road, with turf gutters, and to plant silver firs each side.
Pacific silver fir, grand fir, Alaska yellow-cedar, and mountain hemlock may experience substantial climate-related losses.
Facade cladding wood - white pine untreated cladding designed in rectangular facade fields with different cross sections; new facade cladding silver fir for existing gymnasium.
Hypothesis: Atherosclerosis could be reduced by the intake of silver fir (Abies alba) extract (SFTE), rich in polyphenols.
You will need: | An oasis ring (we used a 12in one) | Four candle-holders | Four big candles | Two to three bunches of silver fir | A few holly and mistletoe sprigs | Four pine cones 1 Soak the oasis ring in water until bubbles stop appearing.
There were also fragments of wax writing tablets, made out of larch, maple, silver fir and sweet chestnut.
A weather-protected aboveground field test was established at Kincardine, Ontario, Canada, to assess the performance against termites of two formulations of carbon-based preservative in Pacific silver fir (Abies amabilis) and white spruce (Picea glauca).
The heritage trees of the state -- silver fir and spruce that have been indiscriminately felled over the past two decades -- will now be cultivated again with a new technique.
Its mixture of lime trees, yews, spruce, silver fir and beech teem with wildlife including otters, foxes, darting kingfishers, heron, foxes, badgers, sparrowhawks, buzzards and bats.
California benthamiana Pacific silver fir Abies amabiiis 222 Olympic * National Park, Washington * Denotes co-champion
The intense fire killed 44 percent of the stands that ranged from ponderosa, sugar pine and incense cedar at lower elevations to Pacific silver fir and mountain hemlock higher up, with Douglas fir scattered throughout.