Alaska cedar

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Alaska cedar

n.
1. An evergreen tree (Xanthocyparis nootkatensis syn. Cupressus nootkatensis or Chamaecyparis nootkatensis) of northwest North America. Also called Nootka cypress.
2. The decay-resistant wood of this tree, used for boats, construction materials, and furniture.
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Noun1.Alaska cedar - tall evergreen of the Pacific coast of North America often cultivated for ornamentAlaska cedar - tall evergreen of the Pacific coast of North America often cultivated for ornament
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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Above ground, yellow cedar (Callitropsis nootkatensis) and western red cedar (Thuja plicata) were the most consistently durable at all four test sites.