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white cedar Line breaks: white cedar

Definition of white cedar in English:


1A North American tree of the cypress family.
Example sentences
  • The view should be almost a monochrome of the dark greens of Atlantic white cedar and cypress.
  • Plants affected by deer overgrazing include trees, such as eastern hemlock and white cedar, and wildflowers, particularly trilliums, orchids, and lilies, reports Rooney.
  • Mike Bryant, who manages the Alligator River and Pea Island wildlife refuges on the North Carolina coast, has a stack of tasks as tall as the white cedars he works in.
2chiefly Australian The chinaberry.
Example sentences
  • A similar-sized alternative to consider is the white cedar, which is one of the few deciduous trees native to Australia.
  • He said he has two ghost gums which are about 15 metres from his white cedar tree and hopes to eventually replace the cedar tree with them.

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