Definitions

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  • n. Tsuga, a genus of conifers in the family Pinaceae. There are eight, nine, or ten species (depending on the authority), with four species occurring in North America and four to six in eastern Asia. Unlike poison hemlock (Conium), the various species of Tsuga are not poisonous.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of coniferous trees, of the tribe Abietineæ, including the hemlocks, and intermediate between Picea, the spruce, and Abies, the fir.
  • n. A tree of this genus.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. hemlock; hemlock fir; hemlock spruce

Etymologies

From Japanese (ツガ) (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • First shown is the trunk of one of the hemlocks, tsuga canadensis, that form a privacy screen along the top of our hill.

    Bark « Fairegarden

  • Tropæolium peregrinum trowels trumpet creeper tsuga species tuberose tubers, culture of tub-plants, transplanting tulips, culture of tulip tree turnip

    Manual of Gardening (Second Edition)

  • His secretary was to get the clangula to turpentine overside his tsuga to end the gaelic saturnism for planless lounge.

    Rational Review

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