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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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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