Libocedrus

noun
Libo·​ce·​drus | \ ˌlībəˈsēdrəs, ˌlib- \

Definition of Libocedrus

: a genus of evergreen, coniferous trees of the cypress family (Cupressaceae) having aromatic wood and scalelike leaves and including the pahautea and kawaka and formerly the incense cedar

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History and Etymology for Libocedrus

New Latin, from Greek liboi tears (from leibein to pour) + Latin cendrus cedar; from the resinous nature of the tree

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“Libocedrus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Libocedrus. Accessed 28 Feb. 2021.

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