western red cedar


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western red cedar

n.

western red cedar

n
1. (Plants) a large North American arbor vitae, Thuja plicata, found along and near the Pacific coast
2. (Forestry) the wood of this tree, used by North American Indians for building and for carving totem poles

west′ern red′ ce′dar


n.
1. an arborvitae, Thuja plicata, of W North America, grown as an ornamental.
2. the soft, fragrant, reddish wood of this tree, used in building houses, making boxes, etc.
[1900–05]
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Noun1.western red cedar - large valuable arborvitae of northwestern United Stateswestern red cedar - large valuable arborvitae of northwestern United States
genus Thuja, Thuja - red cedar
arborvitae - any of several Asian and North American conifers of the genera Thuja and Thujopsis
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To the north, avoiding differential weathering of the western red cedar in this orientation, the structures are clad in corrugated galvanised steel.
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These are carved from western red cedar, the huge trees that grow in the forest of southeast Alaska and northwestern Canada.

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