Definition of white cedar in English:

white cedar

Syllabification: white ce·dar


  • A North American tree of the cypress family.
    • Thuja and other genera, family Cupressaceae: several species, in particular the northern white cedar (T. occidentalis), which yields timber and medicinal oil
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    • 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.

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