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 (tho͞o′jə, thyo͞o′-)
[New Latin Thuja, arborvitae genus, from Medieval Latin thuia, sandarac, variant of Latin thya, from Greek thuā, thuiā.]


(ˈθuːjə) or


(Plants) any of various coniferous trees of the genus Thuja, of North America and East Asia, having scalelike leaves, small cones, and an aromatic wood: family Cupressaceae. See also arbor vitae
[C18: from New Latin, from Medieval Latin thuia, ultimately from Greek thua name of an African tree]


(ˈθu dʒə)

n., pl. -jas.
1. any tree of the genus Thuja, comprising the arborvitaes.
2. the wood of the sandarac tree.
[1750–60; < New Latin, Medieval Latin thuia, < Medieval Greek thuía, for Greek thýa kind of African tree]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.thuja - red cedarThuja - red cedar        
gymnosperm genus - a genus of gymnosperms
Cupressaceae, cypress family, family Cupressaceae - cypresses and junipers and many cedars
canoe cedar, red cedar, Thuja plicata, western red cedar - large valuable arborvitae of northwestern United States
American arborvitae, northern white cedar, Thuja occidentalis, white cedar - small evergreen of eastern North America having tiny scalelike leaves on flattened branchlets
Oriental arborvitae, Platycladus orientalis, Thuja orientalis - Asiatic shrub or small tree widely planted in United States and Europe; in some classifications assigned to its own genus
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For something easier to manage try Thuja plicata, also called western red cedar, left.
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That information and the patient's current symptoms led to a clear-cut homeopathic diagnosis of needing the homeopathic prescription, Thuja occidentalis (also known as Arbor vitae cedar).
Cutting now allows time for plants to harden off, so whether you've got a privet, box, leyland cypress, holly, laurel, yew, viburnum, thuja or Lawson's cypress, here's my handy guide.
Many conifers will also grow happily in clay soils - pine, thuja, juniper and chamaecyparis are all good options.
Also known as Thuja plicata, it's a great alternative to leylandii, as it is slower growing and can be cut back into old wood without adverse effects.
Existing investors Thuja Capital, Health Innovation Fund, and Van Herk Ventures also participated.
Thuja occidentalis, and Tsuga canadensis (Ministry of Natural Resources, 1990).
Thuja occidentalis (thuja), of the Cupressaceae family, has traditionally been used for the treatment of various gynaecological complaints in both humans and animals.
Thuja Orientalis (More Pankh) is commonly used for the treatment of pain and inflammatory disorders in traditional medicine.
The client requested to have 5 large Thuja Cedars, at 24 feet tall, be brought in as a privacy screen between the property and the road, as well as 10 more Cedar trees at 12 feet tall to be added amongst them.