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western red cedar

noun

Definition of western red cedar

  1. 1 :  a large arborvitae (Thuja plicata) chiefly of the Pacific Northwest with reddish-brown bark and wood —called also red cedar

  2. 2 :  the wood of the western red cedar



1886

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1886


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