Definition of Port Orford cedar in English:

Port Orford cedar

Pronunciation /ˌpôrt ˌôrfərd ˈsēdər/ /ˌpɔrt ˌɔrfərd ˈsidər/


  • 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.

    Also called Lawson cypress

    Chamaecyparis lawsoniana, family Cupressaceae

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