white cedar


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Related to white cedar: Thuja occidentalis, Eastern white cedar

white cedar

n.
Either of two evergreen coniferous trees (Thuja occidentalis or Chamaecyparis thyoides) of eastern North America, having scalelike leaves and light-colored wood.

white cedar

n
1. (Plants) a coniferous tree, Chamaecyparis thyoides, of swampy regions in North America, having scalelike leaves and boxlike cones: family Cupressaceae. See also cypress12
2. (Forestry) the wood of this tree, which is used for building boats, etc
3. (Plants) a coniferous tree, Thuja occidentalis, of NE North America, having scalelike leaves: family Cupressaceae. See also arbor vitae
4. (Forestry) the wood of this tree, much used for telegraph poles

white′ ce′dar


n.
1. any of several chiefly coniferous trees valued for their wood, esp. Chamaecyparis thyoides, of the eastern U.S.
3. the wood of any of these trees.
[1665–75]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.white cedar - small evergreen of eastern North America having tiny scalelike leaves on flattened branchletswhite cedar - small evergreen of eastern North America having tiny scalelike leaves on flattened branchlets
genus Thuja, Thuja - red cedar
arborvitae - any of several Asian and North American conifers of the genera Thuja and Thujopsis
2.white cedar - slow-growing medium-sized cedar of east coast of the United Stateswhite cedar - slow-growing medium-sized cedar of east coast of the United States; resembles American arborvitae
cedar, cedar tree - any of numerous trees of the family Cupressaceae that resemble cedars
Chamaecyparis, genus Chamaecyparis - a genus of Chamaecyparis
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Some are upwards of fifty feet long, cut out of a single tree, either fir or white cedar, and capable of carrying thirty persons.
Don't stave the boats needlessly, ye harpooneers; good white cedar plank is raised full three per cent.
Large masses of Java teak and Yellow wood have also been found, besides immense trees of red and white cedar, and the blue gumwood of New Holland, in a perfectly sound condition.
Tenders are invited for materials consist of all pressure treated lumber, plywood, azek, white cedar shingles, millwork, pvc composite, anchor bolts, nails, screws, pre-engineered wood roof trusses, wood connectors/tie downs, asphalt shingles.
The duo then showed advanced woodworking students at the school how to make their own ukuleles using white cedar for the sounding board.
has acquired Balmoral, New Brunswick-based eastern white cedar shingles producer Cedar Balmoral Ltd.
Later, stripped white cedar logs with a honey-colored finish would become typical for Rittenhouse Rustic Furniture, creating pieces that were strong and substantial, and sleek rather than clunky.
13) In the early days of the Settlement, lowland peat bogs probably covered two-thirds of this land, supporting black spruce (Picea mariana), tamarack/larch (Larix laricina), and eastern white cedar (Thuja occidentalis).
Evergreen manzanita (Arcfostaphylos x densiflora 'Austin Griffiths') and dwarf Atlantic white cedar (Chamaecyparis thyoides 'Iceberg') fill in near the house.
A half-hour south they'd found 28 dead whitetails together in one white cedar swamp when the snow melted.
Additional home highlights include dormer windows, twin chimneys, a cupola for light, white cedar shingles and shutters, a 2 3-foot vaulted great room with vintage solid beam trusses and more.