Japanese cedar

noun

Definition of Japanese cedar

: a large Chinese and Japanese evergreen tree (Cryptomeria japonica) of the cypress family grown as an ornamental and for its valuable soft wood

First Known Use of Japanese cedar

circa 1880, in the meaning defined above

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“Japanese cedar.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Japanese%20cedar. Accessed 16 Feb. 2020.

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