Douglas fir

Doug·​las fir | \ ˌdə-gləs- How to pronounce Douglas fir (audio) \

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

First Known Use of Douglas fir

1873, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Douglas fir

David Douglas †1834 Scottish botanist

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English Language Learners Definition of Douglas fir

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

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