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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 fir /ˈfɝ/
 樅樹,杉木

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Fir n.  Bot. A genus (Abies) of coniferous trees, often of large 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 Scotch fir is a Pinus.
 Note:Fir in the Bible means any one of several coniferous trees, including, cedar, cypress, and probably three species of pine.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 fir
      n 1: nonresinous wood of a fir tree
      2: any of various evergreen trees of the genus Abies; chiefly
         of upland areas [syn: fir tree, true fir]

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

 Fir
    the uniform rendering in the Authorized Version (marg. R.V.,
    "cypress") of _berosh_ (2 Sam. 6:5; 1 Kings 5:8, 10; 6:15, 34;
    9:11, etc.), a lofty tree (Isa. 55:13) growing on Lebanon
    (37:24). Its wood was used in making musical instruments and
    doors of houses, and for ceilings (2 Chr. 3:5), the decks of
    ships (Ezek. 27:5), floorings and spear-shafts (Nah. 2:3, R.V.).
    The true fir (abies) is not found in Palestine, but the pine
    tree, of which there are four species, is common.
      The precise kind of tree meant by the "green fir tree" (Hos.
    14:8) is uncertain. Some regard it as the sherbin tree, a
    cypress resembling the cedar; others, the Aleppo or maritime
    pine (Pinus halepensis), which resembles the Scotch fir; while
    others think that the "stone-pine" (Pinus pinea) is probably
    meant. (See PINE.)