Libocedrus

noun

Libo·​ce·​drus
ˌlībəˈsēdrəs,
ˌlib-
: 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

Word History

Etymology

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 22 Feb. 2024.

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