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fir

noun \ˈfər\

: a tall evergreen tree

: the wood of a fir tree

Full Definition of FIR

1
:  any of a genus (Abies) of north temperate evergreen trees of the pine family that have flattish leaves, circular leaf scars, and erect female cones and are valued for their wood; also :  any of various conifers (as the Douglas fir) of other genera
2
:  the wood of a fir
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Origin of FIR

Middle English, from Old English fyrh; akin to Old High German forha fir, Latin quercus oak
First Known Use: before 12th century
FIR Defined for Kids

fir

noun \ˈfər\

Definition of FIR for Kids

:  a tall evergreen tree related to the pine that yields useful lumber
Medical Dictionary

fir

noun \ˈfər\

Medical Definition of FIR

:  any tree of the genus Abies—see balsam fir
July 29, 2015
indomitable Hear it
incapable of being subdued or conquered
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