Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of several Mexican firs, especially Abies religiosa of highland regions of central Mexico, stands of which provide the principal wintering grounds for the monarch butterfly.

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  • noun Abies religiosa, the sacred fir, an evergreen coniferous tree of South America with needle-like leaves.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Nahuatl oyametl, the fir tree Abies religiosa.]

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Nahuatl

Examples

  • This region is remarkable for his rich Natural Beauty comprised of half a million hectares of pine, oak and oyamel forests; it harbors diverse climates favoring diversity of plants, wildlife and fruits.

    Introduction to Michoacán - the soul of Mexico

  • This region is remarkable for his rich Natural Beauty comprised of half a million hectares of pine, oak and oyamel forests; it harbors diverse climates favoring diversity of plants, wildlife and fruits.

    Introduction to Michoacán - the soul of Mexico

  • This region is remarkable for his rich Natural Beauty comprised of half a million hectares of pine, oak and oyamel forests; it harbors diverse climates favoring diversity of plants, wildlife and fruits.

    Introduction to Michoacán - the soul of Mexico

  • During those months, the pine and oyamel forests of the sanctuaries El Rosario and Sierra Chincua are colored with fluttering butterflies, their tones of orange, white and black contrasting with the forest green and the blue sky.

    Introduction to Michoacán - the soul of Mexico

  • During those months, the pine and oyamel forests of the sanctuaries El Rosario and Sierra Chincua are colored with fluttering butterflies, their tones of orange, white and black contrasting with the forest green and the blue sky.

    Introduction to Michoacán - the soul of Mexico

  • During those months, the pine and oyamel forests of the sanctuaries El Rosario and Sierra Chincua are colored with fluttering butterflies, their tones of orange, white and black contrasting with the forest green and the blue sky.

    Introduction to Michoacán - the soul of Mexico

  • During those months, the pine and oyamel forests of the sanctuaries El Rosario and Sierra Chincua are colored with fluttering butterflies, their tones of orange, white and black contrasting with the forest green and the blue sky.

    Introduction to Michoacán - the soul of Mexico

  • This region is remarkable for his rich Natural Beauty comprised of half a million hectares of pine, oak and oyamel forests; it harbors diverse climates favoring diversity of plants, wildlife and fruits.

    Introduction to Michoacán - the soul of Mexico

  • This region is remarkable for his rich Natural Beauty comprised of half a million hectares of pine, oak and oyamel forests; it harbors diverse climates favoring diversity of plants, wildlife and fruits.

    Introduction to Michoacán - the soul of Mexico

  • He oversees the watering and replanting of oyamel fir seedlings at the village's tree nursery.

    Reserve Succeeds In Saving Trees But Not Critters

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