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Either of two evergreen coniferous trees (Thuja occidentalis or Chamaecyparis thyoides) of eastern North America, having scalelike leaves and light-colored wood.
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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
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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.
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|Noun||1.||white cedar - small evergreen of eastern North America having tiny scalelike leaves on flattened branchlets|
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 States; resembles American arborvitae|
Atlantic white cedar, Chamaecyparis thyoides, coast white cedar, southern white cedar, white cypress
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