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a coniferous tree belonging to the pine family, characterized by its pyramidal style of growth, flat needles, and erect cones
Not to be confused with:
fur – the fine, soft, thick, hairy coat of the skin of a mammal
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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.
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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]
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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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Douglas firs can attain heights of more than 200 feet (61 meters).
Any of various evergreen trees that have flat needles and bear cones. Firs generally grow in northern regions or at higher altitudes.
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|Noun||1.||fir - 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 Abies; chiefly of upland areas|
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
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تَنّوب، شَجَرَة الميلاد
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fir[ˈfɜːr] fir tree n → sapin m
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Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
fir[fɜːʳ] n (also fir tree) → abete m
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
a kind of evergreen tree that bears cones (ˈfir-cones) and is often grown for its wood. denneboom تَنّوب، شَجَرَة الميلاد ела abeto/pinheiro jedle die Tanne gran; grantræ έλατοabeto kuusk صنوبر kuusi sapin עֵץ אָשוּח सरो का पेड़ jela (erdei)fenyő pohon den þinur abete もみの木 전나무 eglė egle pokok fir spargranjodła نښتر، دكاج ونه، دصنو برونه abeto/pinheiro brad ель jedľa jelka jela [ädel]gran ต้นสนที่มีใบแหลมยาว köknar 冷杉，杉 смерека; ялина کوئی سدابہار مخروطی شکل کا درخت cây thông; cây lim sam 冷杉，枞树，杉木
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