Definitions for FIRfɜr

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

firfɜr(n.)

  1. any evergreen tree of the genus Abies, of the pine family, having flat needles and erect cones.

    Category: Plants

  2. the wood of such a tree.

    Category: Furniture

Origin of fir:

1250–1300; ME firre, OE fyrh

Princeton's WordNet

  1. fir(noun)

    nonresinous wood of a fir tree

  2. fir, fir tree, true fir(noun)

    any of various evergreen trees of the genus Abies; chiefly of upland areas

Wiktionary

  1. fir(Noun)

    A conifer of the genus Abies.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fir(noun)

    a genus (Abies) of coniferous trees, often of large size and elegant shape, some of them valued for their timber and others for their resin. The species are distinguished as the balsam fir, the silver fir, the red fir, etc. The Scotch fir is a Pinus

Freebase

  1. Fir

    Fir is a genus of 48–55 species of evergreen coniferous tree in the family Pinaceae. It is found through much of North and Central America, Europe, Asia, and North Africa, occurring in mountains over most of the range. Firs are most closely related to the genus Cedrus; Douglas firs are not true firs, being of the genus Pseudotsuga. All native species reach heights of 10–80 m tall and trunk diameters of 0.5–4 m when mature. Firs can be distinguished from other members of the pine family by their needle-like leaves, attached to the twig by a base that resembles a small suction cup; and by erect, cylindrical cones 5–25 cm long that disintegrate at maturity to release the winged seeds. Identification of the species is based on the size and arrangement of the leaves, the size and shape of the cones, and whether the bract scales of the cones are long and exserted, or short and hidden inside the cone.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

fir(noun)

a kind of evergreen tree that bears cones (ˈfir-cones) and is often grown for its wood.

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