Douglas fir

noun Doug·las fir \ ˌdə-gləs- \

Definition of Douglas fir

: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


DOUGLAS FIR Defined for English Language Learners

Douglas fir

noun

Definition of Douglas fir for English Language Learners

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


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