red cedar


Definition of red cedar

1 : a common juniper (Juniperus virginiana) chiefly of the eastern U.S. that has dark green closely imbricated scalelike leaves also : a related tree (J. silicicola) of the southeastern U.S.
3 : the red or reddish-brown wood of a red cedar

Examples of red cedar in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The center section, which is the main living space, is faced with Western red cedar. Caron Golden, San Diego Union-Tribune, 22 May 2022 Made of Western red cedar, these handmade dice are good for outdoor and indoor decor alike. Ashley Dunne, Sunset Magazine, 15 Apr. 2022 The 35-foot eastern red cedar was grown in Fitzpatrick, which is southeast of Montgomery near Union Springs. Mike Cason |, al, 29 Nov. 2021 My 30-year-old, healthy red cedar is being gnawed on at night. oregonlive, 21 Nov. 2021 The Tlingit and Haida tribes have spent centuries foraging in the forest, using red cedar for totem poles, yellow cedar for weaving and other woods for everything from jelly to fishing gear. Juliet Eilperin, Anchorage Daily News, 19 Nov. 2021 For trees like conifers and Western red cedar that are experiencing drought stress, Miller’s main recommendation is to water deeply every two weeks (during the dry season) to keep trees healthy. oregonlive, 6 Oct. 2021 It’s one of nine units in 10 Palms, a striking complex on Franklin Avenue wrapped in white stucco, sheet metal panels and red cedar siding. Jack Flemming, Los Angeles Times, 10 Sep. 2021 Mammoth old-growth Western red cedar, Douglas firs and Western hemlock are the dominant species here, where 600- to 800-year-old trees keep company with lush swamps and marshes. Tribune News Service, oregonlive, 18 July 2021 See More

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First Known Use of red cedar

1682, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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Last Updated

29 May 2022

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“Red cedar.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Jun. 2022.

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