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  1. any coniferous tree belonging to the genus Abies, of the pine family, characterized by its pyramidal style of growth, flat needles, and erect cones.

  2. the wood of such a tree.

Origin of fir

1250–1300; Middle English firre,Old English fyrh; cognate with Old Saxon furie; akin to Old English furh- (in fuhrwudu pine), Old Norse fura fir, Latin quercus oak (<*perkwu-)

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  1. far-infrared radiation. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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British Dictionary definitions for fir


/ (fɜː) /

  1. any pyramidal coniferous tree of the N temperate genus Abies, having single needle-like leaves and erect cones: family Pinaceae: See also red fir, silver fir, balsam fir

  2. any of various other trees of the family Pinaceae, such as the Douglas fir

  1. the wood of any of these trees

Origin of fir

Old English furh; related to Old Norse fura, Old High German foraha fir, Latin quercus oak

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