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red cedar

noun
1.
Also called eastern red cedar, savin. an American, coniferous tree, Juniperus virginiana, yielding a fragrant, reddish wood used for making lead pencils, etc.
2.
the western red cedar, Thuja plicata.
3.
the wood of these trees.
Origin of red cedar
1675-1685
1675-85, Americanism
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Examples from the web for red cedar
  • Now you need to look closely at your tree and decide whether you have a northern white cedar or a red cedar.
  • Our birdhouses are specially designed to attract small birds and are constructed of western red cedar.
British Dictionary definitions for red cedar

red cedar

noun
1.
any of several North American coniferous trees, esp Juniperus virginiana, a juniper that has fragrant reddish wood used for making pencils, and Thuja plicata, an arbor vitae
2.
the wood of any of these trees
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