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noun abi·es \ˈā-bē-ˌēz, ˈab-ē-\

Definition of ABIES

capitalized :  a genus (family Pinaceae) of north temperate evergreen trees that comprise the true firs (as the balsam fir), are characterized by flattish leaves, smooth circular leaf scars, and erect cones, and are valued for their wood
plural abies :  any tree of the genus Abies :  fir
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