Definition of European silver fir

1. Noun. Tall timber tree of central and southern Europe having a regular crown and grey bark.

Exact synonyms: Abies Alba, Christmas Tree
Generic synonyms: Silver Fir

Lexicographical Neighbors of European Silver Fir

European rabbit
European raspberry
European red elder
European river lamprey
European river lampreys
European robin
European robins
European roller
European sandpiper
European sanicle
European sea bream
European sea eagle
European shrike
European silver fir (current term)
European skippers
European smelt
European snakeroot
European sole
European spider crab
European spider crabs
European swamp thistle
European swamp thistles
European swift
European tarantula
European thimbleweed
European thimbleweeds
European toad

Literary usage of European silver fir

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

1. Manual of the Botany of the Northern United States by Asa Gray (1868)
"Leaves 6"-10" in length, narrower and lighter green above than of the European silver fir. Also called Balm-of-Gilead Fir. ..."

2. The Horticulturist, and Journal of Rural Art and Rural Taste by Luther Tucker (1874)
"We feel sorry that we cannot say a better word for two well-known old friends—the European silver fir, and the native Balsam Fir. ..."

3. Ornamental Gardening for Americans: A Treatise on Beautifying Homes, Rural by Elias A. Long (1899)
"... of handsome, compact growth, with deep, shining green, very pointed leaves; not hardy in the North. The European silver fir (A. ..."

4. Gray's School and Field Book of Botany: Consisting of "First Lessons in by Asa Gray (1880)
"... leaves than tho«e of European .Silver-Fir, dark green al>ove and less white beneath ; cones only 3' long, their short bracts concealed under the scales. ..."

5. The Forester =: Or, A Practical Treatise on the Planting, Rearing, and by James Brown (1882)
"This is a well-formed pyramidal tree, in its general appearance resembling the common European silver fir; but very seldom, even in its native soil and ..."

6. The Elements of Botany for Beginners and for Schools by Asa Gray (1887)
"European silver fir. Large tree having slender horizontal branches with narrow leaves (greener above than in Balsam F., nearly as white beneath, ..."

7. The Art of Landscape Architecture: Its Development and Its Application to by Samuel Parsons (1915)
"... European silver fir (Abies pectinata), and Silver Spanish fir (Abies pinsapo). The Veitch's silver fir (Abies veitchii) and the Nikko fir (Abies ..."

8. The Magazine of Horticulture, Botany, and All Useful Discoveries and by C M Hovey (1861)
"The European Silver fir (Picea pectinata), however, is the noble and beautiful original, of which the American tree is a miserable barbarous imitation. ..."

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