fir

noun
\ ˈfər How to pronounce fir (audio) \

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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What the film is about: A documentary that captures the transcontinental journey of the eastern monarch butterflies on their epic migration from the forested shores of Southern Canada to the rare and ancient oyamel fir trees of Central Mexico. Kirby Adams, The Courier-Journal, "Ready for takeoff? Here's your first look at the 2019 Flyover Film Festival in Louisville," 16 June 2019 As part of the Globe Trotter collection for French furniture brand Roche Bobois, this design— from the exuberant mind of Marcel Wanders— looks light and fluffy but is solidly constructed from pine, fir, and metal. Monica Khemsurov, Bloomberg.com, "Maximize Your Comfort With a Puffy Armchair That’s Large and in Charge," 10 Apr. 2019 Built in 1915, this classic shingled Craftsman home boasts lovely architectural details, including a gracious front porch and original fir floors, recently refinished to a satiny luster. Bang Staff And Correspondents, The Mercury News, "Sponsored: Shingled Craftsman in Alameda’s East End," 11 June 2019 Chad Pinder singled in Oakland’s firs run off Jalen Beeks in the fifth inning; Beeks followed opener Ryne Stanek. Susan Slusser, SFChronicle.com, "A’s get homers from Olson, Davis, back at .500," 11 June 2019 Prince George, Prince Charlotte, and Prince Louis) won't be missing out on the opportunity to bedazzle a fresh fir with ornaments and tinsel. Roxanne Adamiyatt, Town & Country, "How the Royal Family Decorates Buckingham Palace for Christmas," 5 Dec. 2018 Her sons supply her with salmon and make wooden platters for food service from maple and fir trees that have been sustainably harvested on the property. Catherine M. Allchin, The Seattle Times, "Meals at Stowel Lake Farm celebrate its organic vegetable garden, and its intergenerational community," 5 Feb. 2019 The fire was burning in challenging mountain terrain with a mix of pine, fir and spruce trees, said fire information spokesman Dave Sabo. Matthew Brown, The Seattle Times, "Glacier latest US park to be scorched by Western wildfires," 13 Aug. 2018 About 60 homes were ordered evacuated as the blaze erupted late Tuesday and winds whipped flames through brush, grass, oak, pine and fir near Mendocino National Forest, Mendocino County Undersheriff Matthew Kendall said. Fox News, "New fires erupt in Northern California; homes threatened," 1 Aug. 2018

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First Known Use of fir

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for fir

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

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The first known use of fir was before the 12th century

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fir

noun

English Language Learners Definition of fir

: a tall evergreen tree
: the wood of a fir tree

fir

noun
\ ˈfər How to pronounce fir (audio) \

Kids Definition of fir

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

fir

noun
\ ˈfər How to pronounce fir (audio) \

Medical Definition of fir

: any tree of the genus Abies — see balsam fir

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