Definition of Black hemlock

1. Noun. Large evergreen of western United States; wood much harder than Canadian hemlock.

Exact synonyms: Mountain Hemlock, Tsuga Mertensiana
Generic synonyms: Hemlock, Hemlock Tree

Lexicographical Neighbors of Black Hemlock

black greasewood
black grouse
black grouses
black guillemot
black guillemots
black gum
black gums
black hairstreak
black hairstreaks
black hat
black hats
black haw
black heel
black hellebore
black hellebores
black hemlock (current term)
black henbane
black hickory
black hole
black holes
black horehound
black huckleberry
black humor
black humour
black ice
black information
black jack
black kite
black knapweed
black knight

Literary usage of Black hemlock

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Forestry Quarterly by New York State College of Forestry (1913)
"black hemlock. This species is used but little in southeastern Alaska where it ... Large quantities of black hemlock crossties have been cut on the Chugach ..."

2. Mount Rainier, a Record of Exploration by Edmond Stephen Meany (1916)
"black hemlock. The black hemlock is frequent from 4000 to 6,opo feet elevation. On the higher slopes it commonly forms clumps with the Subalpine fir. ..."

3. Mazama: A Record of Mountaineering in the Pacific Northwest by Or Mazamas (Portland, Mazamas (Portland, Or.) (1907)
"black hemlock. Fairly abundant from 4000 to 5000 feet altitude and the ... It is second only to the black hemlock in point of numbers. ..."

4. Wood and Other Organic Structural Materials by Charles Henry Snow (1917)
"These are more or less evident and the pieces in which the streaks exist are often sold as black hemlock. The True Black or Alpine Hemlock (Tsuga ..."

5. The Principal Species of Wood: Their Characteristic Properties by Charles Henry Snow (1908)
"These are with the grain, and are therefore very evident save in cross sections. Hemlock discolored in this way is sometimes known as " black hemlock. ..."

6. Building Construction and Superintendence by Frank Eugene Kidder (1915)
"Trees thus affected are commonly known as 'black hemlock,' and are frequently believed to belong to a different species. This does not refer to the true ..."

7. Forest Trees of the Pacific Slope by George Bishop Sudworth (1908)
"Mountain Hemlock; black hemlock. Tsuga mertensiana (Bong.) Sargent. ... Mountain or black hemlock, an alpine tree, has little general resemblance to the ..."

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