Definition of stinking cedar in English:

stinking cedar

Syllabification: stink·ing ce·dar

noun

  • A tree of the yew family found only in Florida, with fetid leaves, branches, and timber. Also called Florida torreya.
    • Torreya taxifolia, family Taxaceae
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    • When American Forests reported on the status of endangered trees and their champions in 1996, four trees were on the brink: roundleaf birch, Florida torreya, key-tree cactus, and Santa Cruz cypress.
    • The preserve protects two of the world's rarest evergreens, the Florida torreya and Florida yew.
    • He brought the Florida torreya tree to the attention of science and named it after Dr. Torrey.

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