incense cedar

noun

Definition of incense cedar

: a tall tree (Calocedrus decurrens synonym Libocedrus decurrens) of the cypress family found growing from Oregon to Baja California that has reddish-brown bark, scalelike foliage, and light soft aromatic wood also : its wood

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Recent Examples on the Web Near the base of the spiral staircase is an alluring mix of wood: Douglas fir stairs were contoured to follow the curves of an incense cedar tree trunk. Janet Eastman, oregonlive, "Cannon Beach house with a garden roof was born to be green," 22 Sep. 2019 Many conifers, including western red cedar, incense cedar, grand fir and even valley ponderosa pine are succumbing, as well. oregonlive.com, "Western Oregon conifers continue to show damage from drought," 20 Aug. 2019 Towering incense cedar tree trunks, cut from a sustainable forest in Northern California, serve as captivating pillars. Janet Eastman, oregonlive, "Cannon Beach house with a garden roof was born to be green," 22 Sep. 2019 Flames swept through most of the sprawling stand of more than 500 big sequoias, mixed with Ponderosa pines, white firs and incense cedars. Kurtis Alexander, SFChronicle.com, "Giant sequoias — long survivors of the forest — succumbing to climate-driven wildfires," 12 Sep. 2019 Conifers include Willamette Valley ponderosa pine and incense cedar. OregonLive.com, "How to control cutworm caterpillars in the garden: Ask an expert," 17 Feb. 2018

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1877, in the meaning defined above

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“Incense cedar.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/incense%20cedar. Accessed 3 Jun. 2020.

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