Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A tree of the genus Abies.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of aby.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A genus of coniferous trees, properly called Fir, as the balsam fir and the silver fir. The spruces are sometimes also referred to this genus.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of trees, the firs, of the suborder Abietineæ, natural order Coniferæ, some of which are valuable for their timber.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. true firs

Etymologies

From the genus name Abies. (Wiktionary)

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  • Genus name for the various species of true fir trees.

    August 28, 2009