|western red cedar|
|1.||a large North American arbor vitae, Thuja plicata, found along and near the Pacific coast|
|2.||the wood of this tree, used by North American Indians for building and for carving totem poles|
western red cedar
an ornamental and timber evergreen conifer of the cypress family (Cupressaceae), native to the Pacific Coast of North America. Common lumber trade names for this species are western red cedar and British Columbia red cedar.
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