Gopher: A tree from the wood of which Noah was directed to build the ark
(Genesis 6:14) It is mentioned only there. The LXX. render this word by
"squared beams," and the Vulgate by "planed wood." Other versions
have rendered it "pine" and "cedar;" but the weight of authority is
in favour of understanding by it the cypress tree, which grows
abundantly in Chaldea and Armenia.