northern white cedar

noun

Definition of northern white cedar

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

called also white cedar

First Known Use of northern white cedar

1910, in the meaning defined above

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“Northern white cedar.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/northern%20white%20cedar. Accessed 26 Jan. 2021.

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