What is fir?

  • (noun): Nonresinous wood of a fir tree.
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Fir (Abies) is a genus of 48–55 species of evergreen coniferous tree in the family Pinaceae. It is found through much of North and Central America, Europe, Asia, and North Africa, occurring in mountains over most of the range. Firs are most closely related to the genus Cedrus (cedar); Douglas-firs are not true firs, being of the genus Pseudotsuga.

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Fir - Uses and Ecology
... The wood of most firs is considered unsuitable for general timber use, and is often used as pulp or for the manufacture of plywood and rough timber ... American timber, SPF (spruce, pine, fir) and whitewood ... Nordmann Fir, Noble Fir, Fraser Fir and Balsam Fir are popular Christmas trees, generally considered to be the best for this purpose, with aromatic foliage ...
List Of Fire Emblem: Fūin No Tsurugi Characters - Playable Characters - Fir
... Fir, a young swordswoman traveling around Elibe to hone her skills in swordplay, is the daughter of Bartre and Karla and the niece of Karel ... Fir wishes to become a great swordswoman in order to follow in the footsteps of her beloved mother, who died of an illness at some point during Fir's youth ... The leader of the pirates sent out Fir with Sin against Roy's forces because he said that when she died, someone was to grab her sword and run ...
Laminated Root Rot
... amongst conifers in northwestern America and affects mostly fir trees and cedars ... Douglas fir, Mountain hemlock, Western hemlock, Grand fir, and Pacific silver fir are highly susceptible to infection with P ...
... Part of a larger group of tree species known as softwoods, in the wood industry, Spruce-pine-fir refers to Canadian woods of similar characteristics that ... from the Red Spruce, Black Spruce, Jack Pine, and Balsam Fir species ... timber from the White Spruce, Engelmann Spruce, Lodgepole Pine, and Alpine fir species ...
Arceuthobium Abietinum
... Arceuthobium abietinum is a species of dwarf mistletoe known as fir dwarf mistletoe ... forests as a parasite on various species of fir, particularly white fir, giant fir, and red fir ...

More definitions of "fir":

  • (noun): Any of various evergreen trees of the genus Abies; chiefly of upland areas.
    Synonyms: fir tree, true fir

Famous quotes containing the word fir:

    I remember, I remember
    The fir trees dark and high;
    I used to think their slender tops
    Were close against the sky;
    It was a childish ignorance,
    But now ‘tis little joy
    To know I’m further off from Heaven
    Than when I was a boy.
    Thomas Hood (1799–1845)

    We had hardly got out of the streets of Bangor before I began to be exhilarated by the sight of the wild fir and spruce tops, and those of other primitive evergreens, peering through the mist in the horizon. It was like the sight and odor of cake to a schoolboy.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    It is remarkable with what pure satisfaction the traveler in these woods will reach his camping-ground on the eve of a tempestuous night like this, as if he had got to his inn, and, rolling himself in his blanket, stretch himself on his six-feet-by-two bed of dripping fir twigs, with a thin sheet of cotton for roof, snug as a meadow-mouse in its nest.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)