Abies

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Abies true firs
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Abies (Bot) A genus of coniferous trees, properly called Fir, as the balsam fir and the silver fir. The spruces are sometimes also referred to this genus.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n abies A genus of trees, the firs, of the suborder Abietineæ, natural order Coniferæ, some of which are valuable for their timber. It differs from Pinus in its solitary leaves and in the thin scales of its cones, which ripen the first year. From the allied genera Picea, Tsuga, etc., with which it has sometimes been united, it is distinguished by its closely sessile leaves, by the bracts of the female aments being much larger than the scales, and by having erect cones with deciduous scales. It includes 16 or 18 species, confined to the northern hemisphere, and equally divided between the old and new worlds. To it belong the silver fir of central Europe (A. pectinata), the balsam-fir of eastern North America (A. balsamea), the red and white firs of western America (A. grandis, concolor, and nobilis), the sacred fir of Mexico (A. religiosa), etc. See fir.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Abies ab′i-ez the silver-fir
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L., fir tree
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L.

Usage

In literature:

His mother's name also was Abi, the daughter of Zachariah.
"The King James Bible"
It puts me so in mind of Aby, I can't hardly bear it.
"The Elm Tree Tales" by F. Irene Burge Smith
Stick around close and shoot me back word by Abie.
"Old Man Curry" by Charles E. (Charles Emmett) Van Loan
It was in the reign of Mo'awiah ben Abi Soufian that Nehawend was called Mah-el-Basrah and Dinewer Mah-el-Koufah.
"Les Parsis" by D. Menant
Can you stop nater, Aby?
"Blackwoods Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 59, No. 365, March, 1846" by Various
Honesty isn't one of Abie's best policies.
"Noble Redman" by Jesse Franklin Bone
NOBLE FIR (ABIES NOBILIS).
"The Forests of Mount Rainier National Park" by Grenville F. Allen
Lili Abi has him in her arms, and he may not go free.
"Seeds of Pine" by Janey Canuck
Musa b. Abi'l-'Abbas Thabit al-Hanafi, 219-224 (834-839).
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 1" by Various
Picea (Abies) excelsa (Norway Spruce).
"Trees and Shrubs for English Gardens" by Ernest Thomas Cook
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In news:

Abi actually thanks them for keeping her.
Lisa Whelchel, Malcolm Freberg, Michael Skupin and Abi-Maria Gomes give THR a preview of the events leading up to the crowning of season 25's $1 million winner on Sunday.
Clearwire Releases Research Reports from IDC and ABI Highlighting Spectrum Holdings and TDD-LTE Ecosystem .
Lena Dunham, Zosia Mamet, Jemima Kirke and Allison Williams of HBO's "Girls" film a scene on the streets of Manhattan in May ( Aby Baker/Getty Images ).
Michael, Malcolm, Carter, Lisa, Abi and Denise -- lines up.
The players' patience wears thin when it comes to Abi.
Abi and Mike during the final days of camp.
Twin Commander has partnered with Aircraft Belts, Inc (ABI) to offer a three-point shoulder harness system.
Proposes standards for reporting ABI data consistently in scientific literature.
16 December 2011 Genre: Biography Drama Cast: Meryl Streep, Jim Broadbent, Richard E Grant Directors: Phyllida Lloyd Writer: Abi Morgan Studio: The Weinstein Company.
Abi Huynh/Royal Academy of Art, the Netherlands.
Lisa Whelchel, Malcolm Freberg, Michael Skupin and Abi-Maria Gomes give THR a preview of the events leading up to the crowning of season 25's $1 million winner on Sunday.
Executive producers, Abi Morgan, Jane Featherstone, Derek Wax, Lucy Richer.
SAN ANTONIO — It's enough to make you wonder if Abi Olajuwon's due for another big game, but the two players who really seem to have everybody's attention are Sooner point guard Danielle Robinson and off guard Nyeshia Stevenson.
More than 72 percent of households in North America have fixed broadband service, representing the highest level of penetration worldwide, according to newly released data from ABI Research.
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In science:

Take, for example, a two-body final state |abi.
Testing the direct CP violation of the Standard Model without knowing strong phases
The state |abi is not one of the eigenstates |αi of strong interaction S matrix.
Testing the direct CP violation of the Standard Model without knowing strong phases
Take, for example, a two-body final state |abi.
Testing the direct CP violation of the Standard Model without knowing strong phases
It is not given by a phase of any pure strong interaction process, elastic or inelastic, of |abi.
Testing the direct CP violation of the Standard Model without knowing strong phases
Z , see the Appendix, equation (55) ), this is Dδ (−√−γφa ) = √−γ [K abi φiφb + φi e∇aφi ].
Basic symplectic geometry for p-branes with thickness in a curved background
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