silver fir

silver fir

silver fir ExamplesWord Origin noun

  1. a coniferous tree, Abies alba, native to Europe, the young branches of which are covered with grayish fuzz.

Origin of silver fir First recorded in 1700–10 Examples from the Web for silver fir Historical Examples of silver fir

  • The commonest species, C. cordulatus, is most common in the silver-fir woods.

    The Yosemite

    John Muir

  • Such a sight may be seen in Europe, among the high Silver-fir forests of the Pyrenees.

    At Last

    Charles Kingsley

  • It is curious to see the enormous size to which the silver-fir will here attain.

    Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 61, No. 378, April, 1847


  • Close to the long stone wall shone the silver-fir that shielded the bee-city against the west wind.

    The Adventures of Maya the Bee

    Waldemar Bonsels

  • 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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