Definition of incense cedar in English:

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incense cedar

noun

A columnar cedar with scalelike leaves that smell of turpentine when crushed, found chiefly in mountainous areas of California and Oregon and grown as an ornamental in Europe.
  • Calocedrus decurrens, family Cupressaceae.
Example sentences
  • Over the hilly five acres grow native black oak, incense cedar, white fir and Coulter, knobcone, sugar and ponderosa pines.
  • Many of the needle evergreens including yew, arborvitae, hemlock, and incense cedar make fine hedges.
  • About 1/2 mile farther south, the trail leaves sunny terrain for cooler slopes shaded by sugar and Jeffrey pines, Douglas fir, and incense cedar trees.

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Syllabification: in·cense ce·dar

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