fir tree

noun
any of various evergreen trees of the genus Abies; chiefly of upland areas
Syn: ↑fir, ↑true fir
Hypernyms: ↑conifer, ↑coniferous tree
Member Holonyms: ↑Abies, ↑genus Abies
Substance Meronyms: ↑fir
Part Meronyms: ↑fir cone

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fir tree noun
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Main Entry:fir

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n. see fir

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fir [fir firs] [fɜː(r)] [fɜːr] (also ˈfir tree) noun
an ↑evergreen forest tree with leaves like needles
 
Word Origin:
late Middle English: probably from Old Norse fyri- (recorded in fyriskógr ‘fir wood’).

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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