western red cedar


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

Examples of western red cedar in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Ponderosa pine is a fast-growing and very long-lived tree, while another to consider is the tall and stately western red cedar. oregonlive, 16 Oct. 2021 That starts with the approach and the front door, made of western red cedar. Rohan Preston, Star Tribune, 9 July 2021 The species, together with Douglas fir and western red cedar, form Vancouver Island’s triumvirate of ancient giants. Jayme Moye, Outside Online, 11 June 2021 And per the regulation, a western red cedar would need a circumference of more than 12.6 feet to gain protection, a width that would require it to be cut in half lengthwise to fit a logging truck bed. Jayme Moye, Outside Online, 11 June 2021 Serious disease, insect or abiotic problems in western red cedar usually cause overall discoloration, thinning of the crown, dieback of the top and then the entire tree. oregonlive, 12 Dec. 2020 The tree in your photo appears to be a western red cedar. oregonlive, 12 Dec. 2020 Handcrafted from noble red fir, western red cedar and laurel, this fresh centerpiece from L.L.Bean also mixes in pinecones, golden berry sprays, and matte gold and ivory ornament balls. Courtney Thompson, CNN Underscored, 1 Dec. 2020 The exterior has western red cedar siding, stone and brick salvaged from the original construction and a standing-seam metal roof. Julie Lasky, New York Times, 29 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of western red cedar

1874, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Western red cedar.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/western%20red%20cedar. Accessed 28 Jan. 2022.

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