fir cone


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n fir cone the seed-producing cone of a fir tree
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In literature:

The fireplace was decorated with fir cones and tiny boughs covered with silvery lichen.
"Uncle Max" by Rosa Nouchette Carey
The other held a square vessel or basket in the left hand, and an object resembling a fir cone in his right.
"The World's Greatest Books, Volume 19" by Various
Fir-cone, its symbolism, 290.
"Notes and Queries, Index of Volume 3, January-June, 1851" by Various
There stood the old goblin from the Dovre mountains, with his crown of hardened ice and polished fir-cones.
"Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen" by Hans Christian Andersen
Fir cone, symbolism of, 161.
"Rugs: Oriental and Occidental, Antique & Modern" by Rosa Belle Holt
The cones were just common, ordinary fir cones, and the silver fish had turned into little dead trout, smelling very unpleasant.
"Fairy Tales from the German Forests" by Margaret Arndt
So I gnaw the cones in two and eat the seeds; and then they are gone when the forester wants them to sow firs with.
"The Old Willow Tree and Other Stories" by Carl Ewald
Only pine needles and fir cones.
"Deep Moat Grange" by S. R. Crockett
The ladder of my hopes, which I have climbed for the last time, shall find a wintry grave under fir cones and branches.
"The Song of Songs" by Hermann Sudermann
When you gather the cones in the wood, you may know at once whether they have fallen from pine trees or from fir trees.
"The Pearl Story Book" by Various

In news:

We're talking about the conifer, the umbrella term for cone-bearing trees such as the spruce, fir, pine, cypress and cedar.
Though our Front Range squirrels do harvest pine cones, they more often frequent groves of Douglas-fir or Englemann spruce, possibly because larger Abert's squirrels chase them away from the ponderosa pines .
A ready-made arrangement of noble fir and western red cedar, along with pine cones and artificial red berries, makes a timesaving base for a quick, fragrant holiday arrangement.
Tall fir trees drop pine cones on cabin roofs while happy campers swim, tie-dye T-shirts, and shop in the camp store.