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thuja

[thoo-juh] /ˈθu dʒə/
noun
1.
any tree of the genus Thuja, comprising the arborvitaes.
2.
the wood of the sandarac tree.
Also, thuya.
Origin
1750-1760
1750-60; < Neo-Latin, Medieval Latin thuia, < Medieval Greek thuía, for Greek thýa kind of African tree
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thuja

/ˈθuːjə/
noun
1.
any of various coniferous trees of the genus Thuja, of North America and East Asia, having scalelike leaves, small cones, and an aromatic wood: family Cupressaceae See also arbor vitae
Word Origin
C18: from New Latin, from Medieval Latin thuia, ultimately from Greek thua name of an African tree
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