Definition of Giant fir

1. Noun. Lofty fir of the Pacific coast of northwestern America having long curving branches and deep green leaves.

Exact synonyms: Abies Grandis, Grand Fir, Lowland Fir, Lowland White Fir
Generic synonyms: Silver Fir

Lexicographical Neighbors of Giant Fir

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giant fern
giant fir (current term)
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Literary usage of Giant fir

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Text-book of Wood by Herbert Stone (1921)
"The giant fir (Thuya plicate) is an extreme case where the mere bending of a ... We have a parallel instance to that of the giant fir in the American Black ..."

2. Practical Forestry in the Pacific Northwest: Protecting Existing Forests and by Edward Tyson Allen (1911)
"... size (usually small because fire has been almost universal) covered with big old hemlock, white fir and cedar, with here and there a dying giant fir, ..."

3. Appletons' Annual Cyclopædia and Register of Important Events of the Year (1899)
"The country between the two towns, a distance of 13 miles, is'very rough and covered with a dense growth of giant fir and cedar trees, which had to be cut ..."

4. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"Thus, the Douglas fir producers of the North Pacific coast are able to ship the large structural timbers which can be turned out of giant fir logs to all ..."

5. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1871)
"It stands under the spreading branches of a giant fir-tree, and covers an area just about large enough to furnish lodging room for two persons. ..."

6. Sunset by Southern Pacific Company, Southern Pacific Company. Passenger Dept (1913)
"... And the giant fir wav^s high, And a dripping ledge hangs cool and steep, And a laughing brook leaps by; And it's there to be with a soul that's free ..."

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