Definition of Bristlecone fir

1. Noun. A pyramidal fir of southwestern California having spiny pointed leaves and cone scales with long spines.

Exact synonyms: Abies Bracteata, Abies Venusta, Santa Lucia Fir
Generic synonyms: Fir, Fir Tree, True Fir



Lexicographical Neighbors of Bristlecone Fir

brisling
brislings
brisses
bristle
bristle-pointed
bristle-shaped
bristle at
bristle brush
bristle cell
bristle fern
bristle up
bristlebird
bristlebirds
bristlecone
bristlecone fir (current term)
bristlecone pine
bristlecones
bristled
bristlelike
bristles
bristletail
bristletails
bristlier
bristliest
bristliness
bristling
bristling with(p)
bristlingly

Literary usage of Bristlecone fir

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

1. Forest Trees of the Pacific Slope by George Bishop Sudworth (1908)
"DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS. bristlecone fir, which is rare and little known, is unique in all of its characters, the most striking of which is, perhaps, ..."

2. Report by United States Dept. of Agriculture (1900)
"Field work was completed in the studies of California big trees and bristlecone fir, and of turpentine orcharding and laboratory work in a cooperative ..."

3. Yearbook of the United States Department of Agriculture by United States Dept. of Agriculture (1905)
"Field work was completed in the studies of California big trees and bristlecone fir, and of turpentine orcharding and laboratory work in a cooperative ..."

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