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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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  • Andrs Garote opened his eyes and recognised red cedar, and his son.

    The Trapper's Daughter Gustave Aimard
  • They came to a settlement and the red cedar bungalow of Dr. Hooker Beach.

    Free Air Sinclair Lewis
  • I think windbreaks a benefit; would make them of box-elder, ash, or red cedar.

    The Apple Various
  • I have attempted to give you an idea of steamboating on the red cedar.

    History of Linn County Iowa Luther A. Brewer
  • red cedar let his eyes sink; a convulsive movement agitated his limbs.

    The Trapper's Daughter Gustave Aimard
  • red cedar only lived for his daughter and through his daughter.

    The Trapper's Daughter Gustave Aimard
  • red cedar said angrily, dashing his rifle butt on the ground, and giving him a suspicious glance.

    The Trapper's Daughter Gustave Aimard
  • Of course you are aware that red cedar and the Trail-hunter had a fight?

    The Trapper's Daughter Gustave Aimard
  • In a word, do you not believe that the woman red cedar has carried off will prove a horrid bore?

    The Trail-Hunter Gustave Aimard
  • red cedar muttered, "That could not last, for I was almost happy."

    The Trapper's Daughter Gustave Aimard
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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