eastern hemlock

noun

: a common forest tree (Tsuga canadensis) of the eastern U.S. and Canada that has leaves narrowed toward the apex and with pale stomatal lines beneath, yields a soft, splintery, but moisture-resistant lumber, and is largely used for pulp production

Word History

First Known Use

1845, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of eastern hemlock was in 1845

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“Eastern hemlock.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eastern%20hemlock. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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