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silver fir

Syllabification: sil·ver fir

Definition of silver fir in English:

noun

A fir tree with foliage that appears silvery or bluish because of whitish lines on the undersides of the needles.
Example sentences
  • He notes carefully the distinctive qualities of particular specimens of goldcup oak, Douglas spruce, yellow pine, silver fir, and sequoia.
  • From the Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge in Florida, where the red mangrove presides, to Olympic National Park in Washington, home of the Pacific silver fir, our public lands are a great place to grow up if you want to be a champ.
  • The Olympics are also home to the biggest western hemlock, subalpine and Pacific silver fir, Alaska-cedar, and Englemana spruce.

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