Definition of western juniper
: a slow-growing evergreen tree (Juniperus occidentalis) that is found from southeastern Washington to southern California and southwestern Idaho to northwestern Nevada and that has scalelike leaves, fibrous, reddish-brown to brown bark which peels off in strips, and durable, decay-resistant wood; also : the wood of the western juniper —called also sierra juniper, western cedar, yellow cedar
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