silver fir
noun Date: 1705 any of various firs (genus Abies) with leaves that are white or silvery white beneath; especially a valuable European timber tree (A. alba)

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  • Silver fir — Silver Sil ver, a. 1. Of or pertaining to silver; made of silver; as, silver leaf; a silver cup. [1913 Webster] 2. Resembling silver. Specifically: (a) Bright; resplendent; white. Silver hair. Shak. [1913 Webster] Others, on silver lakes and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • silver fir — Fir Fir (f[ e]r), n. [Dan. fyr, fyrr; akin to Sw. furu, Icel. fura, AS. furh in furhwudu fir wood, G. f[ o]hre, OHG. forha pine, vereheih a sort of oak, L. quercus oak.] (Bot.) A genus ({Abies}) of coniferous trees, often of large size and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • silver fir — noun any of various true firs having leaves white or silvery white beneath • Hypernyms: ↑fir, ↑fir tree, ↑true fir • Hyponyms: ↑amabilis fir, ↑white fir, ↑Pacific silver fir, ↑red silver fir …   Useful english dictionary

  • silver 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)

  • silver 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)

  • silver 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)

  • silver fir — sil′ver fir′ n. pln a fir tree, Abies alba, native to Europe, the young branches of which are covered with grayish fuzz • Etymology: 1700–10 …   From formal English to slang

  • silver fir — a coniferous tree, Abies alba, native to Europe, the young branches of which are covered with grayish fuzz. [1700 10] * * * ▪ tree       (Abies alba), tree growing to a height of 150 feet; abundant in the mountainous regions of central and… …   Universalium

  • silver fir — noun A common name for Abies alba, a large evergreen coniferous tree native to Europe …   Wiktionary

  • silver fir — /sɪlvə ˈfɜ/ (say silvuh fer) noun a coniferous tree with leaves that are whitish beneath, Abies alba, native to south and central Europe widely planted for ornament …   Australian English dictionary

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