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white′ fir′


n.
1. a tall narrow fir, Abies concolor, of W North America.
2. the soft wood of this tree, used for lumber and pulp.
[1880–85, Amer.]
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Noun1.white fir - medium to tall fir of central to western United States having a narrow erect crown and soft woodwhite fir - medium to tall fir of central to western United States having a narrow erect crown and soft wood
silver fir - any of various true firs having leaves white or silvery white beneath
2.white fir - medium to tall fir of western North America having a conic crown and branches in tierswhite fir - medium to tall fir of western North America having a conic crown and branches in tiers; leaves smell of orange when crushed
silver fir - any of various true firs having leaves white or silvery white beneath
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Once up top, you hike the Round Valley Trail: Gently switchbacked and mostly shaded, it roughly follows the flow of Long Valley Creek, meandering past huge granite boulders, old-growth white firs, and Jeffrey pines.