western juniper

noun

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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“Western juniper.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/western%20juniper. Accessed 30 Jun. 2022.

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