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Douglas fir

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noun Doug·las fir \ˌdə-gləs-\

Simple Definition of Douglas fir

  • : a very tall evergreen tree that grows in the western U.S.

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of Douglas fir

  1. :  any of a genus (Pseudotsuga) of tall evergreen timber trees of the pine family having thick bark, pitchy wood, and pendulous cones; especially :  one (P. menziesii syn. P. taxifolia) chiefly of the western United States — see cone illustration

Origin and Etymology of douglas fir

David Douglas †1834 Scottish botanist


First Known Use: 1873


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