Douglas fir
noun Etymology: David Douglas died 1834 Scottish botanist Date: 1873 any of a genus (Pseudotsuga) of tall evergreen timber trees of the pine family having thick bark, pitchy wood, and pendulous cones; especially one (P. menziesii syn. P. taxifolia) chiefly of the western U.S. — see cone illustration

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  • Douglas fir — or Douglas spruce or Douglas pine or Douglas hemlock n. [after D. Douglas (1798 1834), Scot botanist in U.S.] any of a genus (Pseudotsuga) of giant evergreen trees of the pine family, found in W North America and valued for their wood, esp. a… …   English World dictionary

  • Douglas-fir — This article is about Pseudotsuga. For the North American species, see Pseudotsuga menziesii and Rocky Mountain Douglas fir. For the ship, see Oregon Pine (schooner). Douglas fir Pseudotsuga Pseudotsuga menziesii var. menziesii in …   Wikipedia

  • Douglas fir — a coniferous tree, Pseudotsuga menziesii, of western North America, often more than 200 ft. (60 m) high, having reddish brown bark, flattened needles, and narrow, light brown cones, and yielding a strong, durable timber: the state tree of Oregon …   Universalium

  • Douglas fir — didžioji pocūgė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Pušinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, medieninis, vaistinis augalas (Pseudotsuga menziesii), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. Iš jo gaunama derva. atitikmenys: lot. Pseudotsuga menziesii angl. coastal… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • Douglas-fir — didžioji pocūgė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Pušinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, medieninis, vaistinis augalas (Pseudotsuga menziesii), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. Iš jo gaunama derva. atitikmenys: lot. Pseudotsuga menziesii angl. coastal… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • Douglas Fir —    The Douglas fir is a beautiful evergreen tree that belongs to the pine family. It is very common in northwestern North America and the Rocky Mountains, and is the source of more timber than any other species of tree in America. It grows nearly …   Dictionary of eponyms

  • Douglas fir — pocūgė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Pušinių (Pinaceae) šeimos augalų gentis (Pseudotsuga). atitikmenys: lot. Pseudotsuga angl. Douglas fir; Oregon fir vok. Douglasfichte; Douglasie; Douglastanne rus. дугласия; лжетсуга; псевдотсуга lenk …   Dekoratyvinių augalų vardynas

  • Douglas fir — Doug′las fir′ n. pln 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′. Etymology: 1855–60; after David Douglas (1798–1834),… …   From formal English to slang

  • Douglas fir — /dʌgləs ˈfɜ/ (say dugluhs fer) noun a coniferous tree, Pseudotsuga menziesii or P. glauca, of western North America, often over 60 metres high, and yielding a strong, durable timber. Also, Douglas pine, Douglas spruce. {named after David Douglas …   Australian English dictionary

  • douglas fir — n. (also Douglas pine or spruce) any large conifer of the genus Pseudotsuga, of Western N. America. Etymology: D. Douglas, Sc. botanist d. 1834 …   Useful english dictionary

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