Port Orford cedar

Port Orford cedar

[awr-ferd]
noun
1.
a tall tree, Chamaecyparis lawsoniana, of coastal Oregon, having flattened, scalelike foliage and wood highly valued as timber.
2.
the fragrant wood of this tree.


Origin:
1870–75, Americanism; named after Port Orford, Oregon

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port orford cedar

noun
1. the wood of the Port Orford cedar tree 
2. large timber tree of western North America with trunk diameter to 12 feet and height to 200 feet [syn: Oregon cedar
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