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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Any of various evergreen trees of the genus Abies;

Usage examples (34)
  • The bark of the Douglas fir is likewise rich in tannin.
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  • The Douglas fir is the staple species of the forests of British Columbia.
  • The Swedes call the fir "the scorbutick tree" to this day. for more
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  • The bear rubbed the "fur" (the hairy coating of a mammal) on its back against the bark of a "fir" (an evergreen tree) tree.
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