white fir

noun
1. medium to tall fir of western North America having a conic crown and branches in tiers; leaves smell of orange when crushed
Hypernyms: ↑silver fir
2. medium to tall fir of central to western United States having a narrow erect crown and soft wood
Hypernyms: ↑silver fir

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noun
1.
a. : any of several firs of western America: as
(1) : a tree (Abies concolor) with a narrow erect crown, pale foliage, and soft wood that is used for lumber — called also California white fir, Colorado fir
b. : the wood of a white fir
2. Britain : norway spruce; also : its wood
3. : a Chinese evergreen tree (Cupressus funebris) with gracefully drooping branches

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1. a tall, narrow fir, Abies concolor, of western North America, yielding a soft wood used for lumber, pulp, boxes, etc.
2. the wood of this tree.
3. any of various similar firs of western North America, or their wood.
[1880-85, Amer.]

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white fir,
1. any one of various firs, especially a large fir of the Rocky Mountains, having pale foliage and soft wood suitable for lumber.
2. = lowland fir. (Cf.lowland fir)

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n. a North American fir that has a whitish coloration on both sides of its flat needles. White firs are common in the mountainous coastal areas of California, the Sierra Nevada, and the southern Rockies. Abies concolor, family Pinaceae

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • White fir — White White (hw[imac]t), a. [Compar. {Whiter} (hw[imac]t [ e]r); superl. {Whitest}.] [OE. whit, AS. hw[imac]t; akin to OFries. and OS. hw[=i]t, D. wit, G. weiss, OHG. w[=i]z, hw[=i]z, Icel. hv[=i]tr, Sw. hvit, Dan. hvid, Goth. hweits, Lith.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • white fir — white′ fir′ n. 1) pln a tall narrow fir, Abies concolor, of W North America 2) the soft wood of this tree, used for lumber and pulp • Etymology: 1880–85, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • white fir — kaliforninis kėnis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Pušinių šeimos medieninis, dekoratyvinis augalas (Abies grandis), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Abies grandis angl. grand fir; yellow fir; lowland fir; lowland white fir;… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • white fir — pilkasis kėnis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Pušinių šeimos medieninis, dekoratyvinis augalas (Abies concolor), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Abies concolor angl. Colorado fir; Colorado white fir; giant fir; silver fir;… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • white fir — europinis kėnis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Pušinių šeimos augalas (Abies alba), iš kurio gaunamas eterinis aliejus. atitikmenys: lot. Abies alba; Abies alba f. pendula; Abies alba f. pyramidalis angl. Christmastree; common silver fir;… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • white fir — noun A North American species of fir tree (Abies concolor). Syn: Colorado fir, concolor fir …   Wiktionary

  • white fir — noun Date: 1849 a large fir (Abies concolor) of western North America with pale usually bluish green foliage, a narrow erect crown, and soft wood that is used for lumber …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • white fir — 1. a tall, narrow fir, Abies concolor, of western North America, yielding a soft wood used for lumber, pulp, boxes, etc. 2. the wood of this tree. 3. any of various similar firs of western North America, or their wood. [1880 85, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • lowland white fir — noun lofty fir of the Pacific coast of northwestern America having long curving branches and deep green leaves • Syn: ↑lowland fir, ↑giant fir, ↑grand fir, ↑Abies grandis • Hypernyms: ↑silver fir * * * noun see …   Useful english dictionary

  • lowland white fir — kaliforninis kėnis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Pušinių šeimos medieninis, dekoratyvinis augalas (Abies grandis), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Abies grandis angl. grand fir; yellow fir; lowland fir; lowland white fir;… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

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