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western red cedar

an arborvitae, Thuja plicata, of western North America, grown as an ornamental.
the soft, fragrant, reddish wood of this tree, used in the construction of houses, in shipbuilding, for making boxes, etc.
Origin of western red cedar
1900-05, Americanism Unabridged
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Examples from the web for western red cedar
  • western red cedar is often present in pioneer, seral, and climax stages of forest succession.
  • Our birdhouses are specially designed to attract small birds and are constructed of western red cedar.
  • The house is clad in western red cedar using an innovative, detachable cladding system.
  • The spas have an acrylic liner with western red cedar siding and seat up to six adults.
British Dictionary definitions for western red cedar

western red cedar

a large North American arbor vitae, Thuja plicata, found along and near the Pacific coast
the wood of this tree, used by North American Indians for building and for carving totem poles
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