Port Or·ford cedar (ôrfərd)
A tall evergreen coniferous tree (Chamaecyparis lawsoniana) native to southwest Oregon and northwest California, having reddish-brown bark and drooping branches with scalelike leaves.
[After Port Orford, a town of southwest Oregon.]
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