Port Orford cedar

noun

Port Or·​ford cedar
-ˈȯ(r)fə(r)d-
1
: a large evergreen timber tree (Chamaecyparis lawsoniana) of western North America occasionally with a trunk diameter of 12 feet and often 200 feet high

called also Lawson's cypress

2
: the light pale yellow to brown decay-resistant lumber of Port Orford cedar

Word History

Etymology

from Port Orford, Curry county, Oregon

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“Port Orford cedar.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Port%20Orford%20cedar. Accessed 2 Oct. 2023.

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