fir

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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 (such as the Douglas fir) of other genera
2 :the wood of a fir

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Origin and Etymology of fir

Middle English, from Old English fyrh; akin to Old High German forha fir, Latin quercus oak


FIR Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of fir for English Language Learners

  • : a tall evergreen tree

  • : the wood of a fir tree


FIR Defined for Kids

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Definition of fir for Students

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

Medical Dictionary

fir

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medical Definition of fir

:any tree of the genus Abies — see balsam fir


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