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Port Orford cedar

[ awr-ferd ]

noun

  1. a tall tree, Chamaecyparis lawsoniana, of coastal Oregon, having flattened, scalelike foliage and wood highly valued as timber.
  2. the fragrant wood of this tree.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of Port Orford cedar1

1870–75, Americanism; named after Port Orford, Oregon

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