thuja

thuja

[thoo-juh]
noun
1.
any tree of the genus Thuja, comprising the arborvitaes.
2.
the wood of the sandarac tree.
Also, thuya.


Origin:
1750–60; < Neo-Latin, Medieval Latin thuia, < Medieval Greek thuía, for Greek thýa kind of African tree

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thuja or thuya (ˈθuːjə)
 
n
See also arbor vitae 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
 
[C18: from New Latin, from Medieval Latin thuia, ultimately from Greek thua name of an African tree]
 
thuya or thuya
 
n
 
[C18: from New Latin, from Medieval Latin thuia, ultimately from Greek thua name of an African tree]

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