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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Origin and Etymology of 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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