- The definition of a fir is an evergreen tree with cones and flattened needles.
An example of a fir is a Christmas tree.
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- any of a genus (Abies) of cone-bearing evergreen trees of the pine family, having flattened needles and upright cones whose scales fall off at maturity
- any of various other coniferous trees, as the Douglas fir
- the wood of any of these trees
Origin: Middle English firre ; from Old English fyrh, akin to German fhre ; from Indo-European base an unverified form perkwus, name of the tree, oak from source Classical Latin quercus, oak
- firry adjective
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- a. Any of various evergreen trees of the genus Abies, having single flattened needles and erect cones with deciduous scales.b. Any of several similar or related trees, such as the Douglas fir.
- The wood of these trees.
Origin: Middle English firre, probably of Scandinavian origin; see perkwu- in Indo-European roots.
- firˈry adjective
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