fir

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noun \ˈfər\

Definition of fir

  1. 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. 2 :  the wood of a fir

Origin and Etymology 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 English Language Learners

fir

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noun \ˈfər\

Definition of fir for English Language Learners

  • : a tall evergreen tree

  • : the wood of a fir tree


FIR Defined for Kids

fir

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noun \ˈfər\

Definition of fir for Students

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


Medical Dictionary

fir

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noun \ˈfər\

Medical Definition of fir

  1. :  any tree of the genus Abies—see balsam fir



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