red cedar

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red cedar

n.
1. A small, evergreen, eastern North American tree (Juniperus virginiana) having scalelike or awl-shaped leaves and fleshy, purplish-black seed cones. Also called eastern red cedar.
2. A tall, evergreen, western North American tree (Thuja plicata) having flattened branches, scalelike opposite leaves, and small, ovoid seed cones. Also called western red cedar.
3. The reddish, aromatic, durable wood of either of these trees.
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red cedar

n
1. (Plants) any of several North American coniferous trees, esp Juniperus virginiana, a juniper that has fragrant reddish wood used for making pencils, and Thuja plicata, an arbor vitae
2. (Forestry) the wood of any of these trees
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red′ ce′dar


n.
1. Also called savin. an E North American juniper, Juniperus virginiana, yielding a fragrant, moth-repellent red wood used for making lead pencils and for lining drawers and chests.
2. the western red cedar, Thuja plicata.
3. the wood of these trees.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.red cedar - large valuable arborvitae of northwestern United Statesred 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
2.red cedar - small juniper found east of Rocky Mountains having a conic crown, brown bark that peels in shreds, and small sharp needlesred cedar - small juniper found east of Rocky Mountains having a conic crown, brown bark that peels in shreds, and small sharp needles
pencil cedar, pencil cedar tree - any of several junipers with wood suitable for making pencils
3.red cedar - tall tree of the Pacific coast of North America having foliage like cypress and cinnamon-red barkred cedar - tall tree of the Pacific coast of North America having foliage like cypress and cinnamon-red bark
cedar, cedar tree - any of numerous trees of the family Cupressaceae that resemble cedars
Calocedrus, genus Calocedrus - tall evergreens of western North America and eastern Asia; formerly included in genus Libocedrus
4.red cedar - fragrant reddish wood of any of various red cedar trees
cedarwood, cedar - durable aromatic wood of any of numerous cedar trees; especially wood of the red cedar often used for cedar chests
pencil cedar - wood of a pencil cedar tree; used for making pencils
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The utilization of clonal mini gardens for cutting production has been adopted for a variety of crops, like: bilberry (Nascimento et al., 2011; Affonso et al., 2015), guava (Altoe et al., 2011), eucalyptus (Cunha et al., 2009; Rocha et al., 2013), Australian redcedar (Silva et al., 2012) and angico-vermelho (Dias et al., 2012), and, among them, olive (Oliveira et al., 2010).
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