Definition of Douglas fir in English:

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Douglas fir

noun

A tall, slender conifer with soft foliage and, in mature trees, deeply fissured bark. It is widely planted as a timber tree.
Example sentences
  • In Washington, they are generally found in mature Ponderosa pine, Douglas fir, or mixed coniferous forests with a thick understory.
  • The three worked closely together to ensure that the new landscape would harmonize with a surrounding woodland of aspens, Douglas firs, ponderosa pines, and river birches.
  • Lush forests of Douglas firs, Sanqing pine trees and Chinese yew once provided a haven for the Taiping Rebellion in the mid 1800s and communist guerrillas during the 1930s.

Origin

Mid 19th century: named after David Douglas (1798–1834), the Scottish botanist and explorer who introduced it to Europe from North America.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: Doug·las fir

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