Alaska cedar

noun
variants: less commonly

Alaska yellow cedar

or

Alaska cypress

Definition of Alaska cedar

  1. 1 :  a tall, slow-growing evergreen tree (Chamaecyparis nootkatensis synonym Xanthocyparis nootkatensis synonym Cupressus nootkatensis) of the Pacific coast of North America that has reddish to grayish-brown bark and scalelike leaves and is often cultivated for ornament

  2. 2 :  the hard, durable, yellowish wood of the Alaska cedar —called also Nootka cypress, sitka cypress, yellow cedar

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1874

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1874


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