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FIR

A genus (Abies) of coniferous trees, often of big size and elegant shape, some of them valued for their timber and others for their resin. The species are distinguished as the balsam fir, the silver fir, the red fir, etc. The Scoth fir is a Pinus. Fir in the Bible means any one of different coniferous trees, including, cedar, cypress, and perhaps three species of pine. Origin: Dan. Fyr, fyrr; akin to Sw. Furu, Icel. Fura, AS. Furh in furhwudu fir tree, G. Fohre, OHG. Forha pine, vereheih a sort of oak, L. Quercus ak. Source: Websters Vocabulary
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