Douglas fir

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noun Doug·las fir \ˌdə-gləs-\

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 synonym P. taxifolia) chiefly of the western U.S. — see cone illustration

Origin and Etymology of douglas fir

David Douglas †1834 Scottish botanist


First Known Use: 1873


DOUGLAS FIR Defined for English Language Learners

Douglas fir

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Definition of Douglas fir for English Language Learners

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


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