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noun abi·es \ˈā-bē-ˌēz, ˈab-ē-\

Medical Definition of abies

  1. 1 capitalized :  a genus (family Pinaceae) of evergreen trees of temperate regions of the northern hemisphere 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

  2. 2plural abies :  any tree of the genus Abies :  fir

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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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