Meaning of FIR in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ ˈfər ]


Etymology: Middle English, from Old English fyrh; akin to Old High German forha fir, Latin quercus oak

Date: before 12th century

1. : any of a genus ( Abies ) of north temperate evergreen trees of the pine family that have flattish leaves, circular leaf scars, and erect female cones and are valued for their wood ; also : any of various conifers (as the Douglas fir) of other genera

2. : the wood of a fir

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