Origin of fir
Definition for fir (2 of 2)
Examples from the Web for fir
The Daily Pic: Monika Sosnowska plants her "Fir Tree" in Central Park.
The swivel is made of the joint of a fir tree, and any number of lines may be hooked on to it.
Here and there simple huts have been erected, made of a few poles and fir twigs.
Yew is an evergreen tree with a leaf looking a great deal like that of redwood, hemlock, or fir at a distance.Hunting with the Bow and Arrow|Saxton Pope
British Dictionary definitions for fir
Word Origin for fir
Word Origin and History for fir
14c.; Old English had furhwudu "pine wood," but the modern word is more likely from Old Norse fyri- "fir" or Old Danish fyr, all from Proto-Germanic *furkhon (cf. Old High German foraha, German Föhre "fir"), from PIE root *perkos, originally "oak" (cf. Sanskrit paraktah "the holy fig tree," Hindi pargai "the evergreen oak," Latin quercus "oak," Lombardic fereha "a kind of oak").