China fir

noun
variants: or Chinese fir

Definition of China fir

: a usually tall, evergreen tree (Cunninghamia lanceolata) of China and Taiwan that has flattened green to bluish-green needles spirally arranged along spreading branches and brown bark which peels off in strips to reveal a reddish inner bark and that is valued as an ornamental and timber tree

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“China fir.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/China%20fir. Accessed 27 Oct. 2020.

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