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FIR

abbr.
far-infrared radiation

fir

 (fûr)
n.
1.
a. Any of various evergreen trees of the genus Abies, having linear flattened needles and erect cones with deciduous scales.
b. Any of several similar or related trees, such as the Douglas fir.
2. The wood of any these trees.

[Middle English firre, probably of Scandinavian origin; see perkwu- in Indo-European roots.]

fir′ry adj.

fir

(fɜː)
n
1. (Plants) 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. (Plants) any of various other trees of the family Pinaceae, such as the Douglas fir
3. (Plants) the wood of any of these trees
[Old English furh; related to Old Norse fura, Old High German foraha fir, Latin quercus oak]

fir

(fɜr)

n.
1. any evergreen tree of the genus Abies, of the pine family, having flat needles and erect cones.
2. the wood of such a tree.
[1250–1300; Middle English firre, Old English fyrh]
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fir
Douglas firs can attain heights of more than 200 feet (61 meters).

fir

(fûr)
Any of various evergreen trees that have flat needles and bear cones. Firs generally grow in northern regions or at higher altitudes.
pine, fir, spruce - Pine, fir, and spruce are quite different from each other, though they are all conifers; pine has clusters of long, needle-shaped leaves, spruce is a type of fir, and the only scientific difference between the two is that spruces have rectangular needles while firs have flat, needle-shaped leaves.
See also related terms for pine.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fir - nonresinous wood of a fir treefir - nonresinous wood of a fir tree  
fir tree, true fir, fir - any of various evergreen trees of the genus Abies; chiefly of upland areas
douglas fir - strong durable timber of a douglas fir
wood - the hard fibrous lignified substance under the bark of trees
2.fir - any of various evergreen trees of the genus Abiesfir - any of various evergreen trees of the genus Abies; chiefly of upland areas
Abies, genus Abies - true firs
fir - nonresinous wood of a fir tree
silver fir - any of various true firs having leaves white or silvery white beneath
Abies bracteata, Abies venusta, bristlecone fir, Santa Lucia fir - a pyramidal fir of southwestern California having spiny pointed leaves and cone scales with long spines
fir cone - the seed-producing cone of a fir tree
conifer, coniferous tree - any gymnospermous tree or shrub bearing cones
Translations
تَنّوب، شَجَرَة الميلاد
jedle
grangrantræ
abio
nulg
pihta
jela
erdeifenyõfenyő
òinur
eglė
egle
brad
jedľa
jelka

fir

[fɜːʳ]
A. N (also fir tree) → abeto m
B. CPD fir cone Npiña f

fir

[ˈfɜːr] fir tree nsapin m

fir

nTanne f; (= wood)Tanne (→ nholz nt) f

fir

[fɜːʳ] n (also fir tree) → abete m

fir

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