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Douglas fir
Pseudotsuga menziesii

Douglas fir

n.
Any of several tall evergreen conifers of the genus Pseudotsuga, especially P. menziesii of western North America.

[After David Douglas (1798-1834), Scottish botanist.]
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Douglas fir

,

Douglas spruce

or

Douglas hemlock

n
(Plants) a North American pyramidal coniferous tree, Pseudotsuga menziesii, widely planted for ornament and for timber, having needle-like leaves and hanging cones: family Pinaceae. Also called: Oregon fir or Oregon pine
[C19: named after David Douglas (1798–1834), Scottish botanist]
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Doug′las fir′


n.
a giant North American evergreen tree, Pseudotsuga menziesii, of the pine family, used for timber and as a Christmas tree.
Also called Doug′las pine′, Doug′las spruce′.
[1855–60; after David Douglas (1798–1834), Scottish botanist]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Douglas fir - strong durable timber of a douglas firdouglas fir - strong durable timber of a douglas fir
fir - nonresinous wood of a fir tree
douglas fir - tall evergreen timber tree of western North America having resinous wood and short needles
2.douglas fir - tall evergreen timber tree of western North America having resinous wood and short needles
genus Pseudotsuga, Pseudotsuga - douglas fir; closely related to genera Larix and Cathaya
douglas fir - strong durable timber of a douglas fir
douglas hemlock, douglas pine, douglas spruce, green douglas fir, Oregon fir, Oregon pine, Pseudotsuga menziesii - lofty douglas fir of northwestern North America having short needles and egg-shaped cones
big-cone douglas fir, big-cone spruce, Pseudotsuga macrocarpa - douglas fir of California having cones 4-8 inches long
conifer, coniferous tree - any gymnospermous tree or shrub bearing cones
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Translations

Douglas fir

, Douglas pine
nDouglastanne f
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