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thuja

noun thu·ja \ˈthü-jə, ˈthyü-\

Definition of THUJA

:  any of a genus (Thuja) of evergreen shrubs and trees (as an arborvitae) of the cypress family having scalelike closely imbricated or compressed leaves

Origin of THUJA

New Latin Thuja, from Medieval Latin thuia, a cedar, from Greek thyia, from thyein to sacrifice — more at thyme
First Known Use: circa 1760

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