Port Orford cedar

Port Or·​ford cedar | \ -ˈȯ(r)fə(r)d- \

Definition of Port Orford cedar

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

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History and Etymology for Port Orford cedar

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 3 Dec. 2020.

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