: 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


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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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