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- n. A tree of the genus Abies.
- v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of aby.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. 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.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of trees, the firs, of the suborder Abietineæ, natural order Coniferæ, some of which are valuable for their timber.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. true firs
P. obovata is a sibling species of Picea abies which is very widespread across northern Eurasia.
The fourth is an abies koreana, whose party trick is blue fir cones.
It shows the Ogden children with the Ogden tree, the abies koreana.
Norway spruce (Picea abies) presently occurs throughout Fennoscandia and Russia, more or less as far north as the shore of the Arctic Ocean.
Climate change and the effect of temperature backlashes causing frost damage in Picea abies [An article from: Global and Planetary Change] by A.M. Jonsson
Production of Picea abies in south-east Norway in response to climate change: a case study using process-based model simulation with field validation.
Principal forest species include Scots pine Pinus silvestris, Norway spruce Picea abies, hornbeam Carpinus betulus, little-leaved lime Tilia cordata, oak Quercus robur, sycamore Acer platanoides, maple Acer spp., ash Fraxinus excelsior, downy and white birch Betula pubescens and B. verrucosa, aspen Populus tremula and black alder Alnus glutinosa.
In the boreal region, the most common trees are Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris), Norway spruce (Picea abies), silver birch (Betula pendula), and downy birch (B. pubescens).
Milder winters and more winter precipitation in western Siberia during the early Holocene, for example, allowed Norway spruce ( '' Picea abies '') to dominate in areas where Siberian fir ( '' Abies sibirica '') and Siberian stone pine ( '' Pinus sibirica '') have become important forest components during the later Holocene .
For example, in Finland models have been used to project the likely changes in the distribution of the major forest trees – pine (Pinus sylvestris), spruce (Picea abies) and birch (Betula spp.) – predicting the movement north of the two coniferous species .