white cedar

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Related to white cedars: 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.
Nearby are tulip poplar, beech, sweet gum, maple, white cedars, and other species.
Fat, dwarf Atlantic white cedars (Chamaecyparis thyoides 'Heather Bun') enclose the 10-foot-wide dining area, while ornamental grasses, shrubs, and perennials define the 12-foot-wide seating space.
They planted white pines and red maples, white cedars and white birches, turning what had been farmland into a patch of northern wilderness on the edge of Toronto.
Atlantic white cedars were extensively cut after European settlement and are still under pressure today because of land clearing for development.
The Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge is working hard to save its threatened Atlantic white cedars. In September 2003, Hurricane Isabel destroyed more than 3,600 acres of these rare trees, also called junipers, in a matter of hours.
Varied and exotic trees such as the Rosewood, Ficus, Red and White Cedars, besides the evergreen Jungle trees can be seen growing at definite intervals on the coffee plantations.