milanji cedar

noun

mi·​lan·​ji cedar
variants or less commonly mlanje cedar
mə̇ˈlänjē-
often capitalized M
: a tall coniferous tree (Widdringtonia whytei) of the uplands of southern and eastern Africa that is closely related to the cypresses but much resembles a typical cedar

Word History

Etymology

after Mt. Milanji or Mlange, Nyasaland, Africa

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“Milanji cedar.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/milanji%20cedar. Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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