red cedar

noun
Updated on: 9 May 2018

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

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1682

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