western hemlock

noun

: a commercially important timber tree (Tsuga heterophylla) ranging from Alaska to California and having leaves that are of uniform width throughout and lack prominent pale stomatic lines beneath

called also Pacific hemlock, west coast hemlock

compare eastern hemlock

Word History

First Known Use

1867, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of western hemlock was in 1867

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“Western hemlock.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/western%20hemlock. Accessed 28 Nov. 2022.

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western hemlock

noun

: a hemlock of commercial importance as a timber tree that ranges from Alaska to California
also : its wood
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