Definition of hiba in English:

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hiba

Pronunciation: /ˈhēbə/

noun

A Japanese conifer with evergreen scalelike leaves that form flattened sprays of foliage, widely planted as an ornamental and yielding durable timber.
  • Thujopsis dolabrata, family Cupressaceae.
Example sentences
  • Similar to the thujas are Oriental Thuja, most easily recognised by its odd knobbly cones and Hiba, a striking tree with very broad rather plastic-looking foliage.

Origin

Japanese.

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Syllabification: hi·ba

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