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 The tree in your photo appears to be a western red cedar. oregonlive, "How do I deter a flicker pecking at house eaves? Ask an expert," 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, "We found the prettiest Christmas decorations for your home this winter," 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, "$1.3 Million Homes in Oregon, North Carolina and Georgia," 29 Apr. 2020 Many conifers, including western red cedar, incense cedar, grand fir and even valley ponderosa pine are succumbing, as well. oregonlive.com, "Western Oregon conifers continue to show damage from drought," 20 Aug. 2019 Another popular wood used for outdoor kitchens is western red cedar, which, restained every two years or so, will retain its natural good looks while resisting water damage and decay. Richard A. Marini, San Antonio Express-News, "S.A.’s money’s no object, high-end outdoor kitchens," 2 July 2018 More gift guides: Arboria’s western red cedar Astoria Arbor is a striking addition to any yard, whether standing alone or with vines twining up its 7-foot sides. Jeanette Marantos, latimes.com, "Gifts for gardening aficionados this holiday season," 3 Nov. 2017

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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 22 Jan. 2021.

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