hiba arborvitae

noun

hi·​ba arborvitae
ˈhēbə-
variants or hiba
: a large Japanese evergreen tree (Thujopsis dolobrata) that has glossy green scalelike leaves with a broad white band on the underside and is used as an ornamental

called also false arborvitae

Word History

Etymology

Japanese hiba

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“Hiba arborvitae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hiba%20arborvitae. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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