western red cedar

noun
Updated on: 12 Nov 2017

Definition of western red cedar

1 : a large arborvitae (Thuja plicata) chiefly of the Pacific Northwest with reddish-brown bark and wood called also red cedar
2 : the wood of the western red cedar

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1874


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