noun Pseu·do·tsu·ga \¦sü(ˌ)dō(t)¦sügə\

Definition of Pseudotsuga

  1. :  a genus of American and Asiatic evergreen trees (family Pinaceae) having whorled branches, linear flat leaves, monoecious flowers, and pendulous rather large cones that have the bracts longer than the cone scales and the midrib of each produced into a rigid awn and two pointed lobes — see big-cone spruce, douglas fir

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Origin and Etymology of pseudotsuga

New Latin, from pseud- + Tsuga

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capable of being understood in two ways

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