Douglas fir Word Origin noun
- a coniferous tree, Pseudotsuga menziesii, of western North America, often more than 200 feet (60 meters) high, having reddish-brown bark, flattened needles, and narrow, light-brown cones, and yielding a strong, durable timber: the state tree of Oregon.
Origin of Douglas fir 1855–60; named after David Douglas (1798–1834), Scottish botanist and traveler in AmericaAlso called Douglas pine, Douglas spruce,, . British Dictionary definitions for douglas fir Douglas fir Douglas spruce or Douglas hemlock noun
- a North American pyramidal coniferous tree, Pseudotsuga menziesii, widely planted for ornament and for timber, having needle-like leaves and hanging cones: family PinaceaeAlso called: Oregon fir, Oregon pine
Word Origin for Douglas fir C19: named after David Douglas (1798–1834), Scottish botanist