Douglas fir

Douglas fir

noun
a coniferous tree, Pseudotsuga menziesii, of western North America, often more than 200 feet (60 meters) high, having reddish-brown bark, flattened needles, and narrow, light-brown cones, and yielding a strong, durable timber: the state tree of Oregon.
Also called Douglas pine, Douglas spruce, Oregon fir, Oregon pine.


Origin:
1855–60; named after David Douglas (1798–1834), Scottish botanist and traveler in America

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Douglas fir, Douglas spruce or Douglas hemlock
 
n
Oregon fir, Also called: Oregon pine a North American pyramidal coniferous tree, Pseudotsuga menziesii, widely planted for ornament and for timber, having needle-like leaves and hanging cones: family Pinaceae
 
[C19: named after David Douglas (1798--1834), Scottish botanist]
 
Douglas spruce, Douglas spruce or Douglas hemlock
 
n
 
[C19: named after David Douglas (1798--1834), Scottish botanist]
 
Douglas hemlock, Douglas spruce or Douglas hemlock
 
n
 
[C19: named after David Douglas (1798--1834), Scottish botanist]

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