eastern hemlock

noun

Definition of eastern hemlock

: 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

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First Known Use of eastern hemlock

1845, in the meaning defined above

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“Eastern hemlock.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eastern%20hemlock. Accessed 6 May. 2021.

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