northern white cedar


: an arborvitae (Thuja occidentalis) of eastern North America that has branchlets in horizontal planes
also : its wood

called also white cedar

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Recent Examples on the Web CedarWorks' swing sets are made with premium-quality northern white cedar, selected for its longevity with minimal to no maintenance. Alissa Schulman, Good Housekeeping, 15 Feb. 2023

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First Known Use

1910, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of northern white cedar was in 1910

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“Northern white cedar.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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