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red cedar


Definition of red cedar

  1. 1 :  a common juniper (Juniperus virginiana) chiefly of the eastern United States that has dark green closely imbricated scalelike leaves; also :  a related tree (J. silicicola) of the southeastern United States

  2. 2 :  western red cedar 1

  3. 3 :  the red or reddish-brown wood of a red cedar


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