Definition of Port Orford cedar in US English:

Port Orford cedar


  • 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.

    Chamaecyparis lawsoniana, family Cupressaceae

    Also called Lawson cypress
    • ‘Panels of pressed rye grass texture the ceiling, recycled glass appears in countertops, and salvaged Port Orford cedar beams are used as interior trim.’
    • ‘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.’


Port Orford cedar

/ˌpôrt ˌôrfərd ˈsēdər/