Definition of Port Orford cedar in English:

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Port Orford cedar

Pronunciation: /ˌpôrt ˌôrfərd ˈsēdər/


A slender conifer with dense foliage and lower branches arising at ground level. Native to a small area of northwestern California and southwestern Oregon, it is widely grown for timber and as an ornamental with many cultivars. Also called Lawson cypress.
  • Chamaecyparis lawsoniana, family Cupressaceae.
Example sentences
  • Overhead, the ceiling is of Douglas fir heavy-timber construction, and between the beams are panels of Port Orford cedar exhibiting a hint of difference between the transparent rubbed stains of the frames and the central panels.
  • Panels of pressed rye grass texture the ceiling, recycled glass appears in countertops, and salvaged Port Orford cedar beams are used as interior trim.

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Syllabification: Port Or·ford ce·dar

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