ETYM Dan. fyr, fyrr; akin to Swed. furu, Icel. fura, AS. furh in furhwudu fir wood, German föhre, Old High Germ. forha pine, vereheih a sort of oak, Latin quercus oak.
Any conifer of the genus Abies in the pine family Pinaceae. The true firs include the balsam fir of N North America and the Eurasian silver fir A. alba. Douglas firs of the genus Pseudotsuga are native to W North America and the Far East.(Homonym: fur).
1. Any of various evergreen trees of the genus Abies; chiefly of upland areas; SYN. fir tree, true fir.
2. Nonresinous wood of a fir tree.