nonresinous wood of a fir tree
fir, fir tree, true fir(noun)
any of various evergreen trees of the genus Abies; chiefly of upland areas
A conifer of the genus Abies.
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
Origin: [Dan. fyr, fyrr; akin to Sw. furu, Icel. fura, AS. furh in furhwudu fir wood, G. fhre, OHG. forha pine, vereheih a sort of oak, L. quercus oak.]
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
fėr, n. the name of several species of cone-bearing, resinous trees, valuable for their timber.—adj. Fir′ry, abounding in firs. [A.S. furh (wudu); cf. Ger. föhre.]
A type of seed, plant and tree created and cultivated in various colors and species.
Fir trees are a beautiful tree and are planted throughout the world where they are needed.
What does FIR stand for? -- Explore the various meanings for the FIR acronym on the Abbreviations.com website.
The numerical value of FIR in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of FIR in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
The best tree to use for the upside down tree is a 4-foot noble pine or noble fir, because the branches stick out very straight, do the lights on it first before the ornaments, or you will just end up crying.
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- تنوب, خشب التنوبArabic
- ёлка, пі́хтаBelarusian
- སོམ་ཤིང་།Tibetan Standard
- avetCatalan, Valencian
- ghjallicu, ghjaddicuCorsican
- ædelgran, granDanish
- Tannenbaum, TanneGerman
- έλατο, έλατοςGreek
- نراد, شاه درختPersian
- jalokuusi, pihta, kuusiFinnish
- giuthasScottish Gaelic
- sapenHaitian Creole
- pohon cemaraIndonesian
- モミ, 樅の木Japanese
- abiēs, abietesLatin
- чам, елаMacedonian
- edelgranNorwegian Nynorsk
- edelgran, granNorwegian
- пи́хта, ель, ёлкаRussian
- jéla, јелаSerbo-Croatian
- ädelgran, granSwedish
- göknar, kTurkish
- пі́хта, яли́на, яли́ця, ялинаUkrainian
- ایف آئی آرUrdu
- linh sam, cây thôngVietnamese
- טענענבוים, יאָדלעYiddish
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