An example of a fir is a Christmas tree.
Other Word Forms
Origin of fir
- Middle English firre probably of Scandinavian origin perkwu- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English firre, from either Old Norse fýri (as in fýriskógr 'fir-wood') or Old English fyrh, furh (as in furhwudu 'pinewood'), from Proto-Germanic *furhijǭ (compare Low German Fuhr, German Föhre 'pine', Danish fyr), from Proto-Indo-European *pŕ̥kʷeh₂ (compare Italian (Trentino) porca 'fir'), from *pérkʷus 'oak' (compare Latin quercus 'oak', Albanian shpardh, shparr 'Italian oak', Punjabi ਪਰਗਾਇ (pargāī, “holm oak, Quercus baloot”)). Related to frith.