western red cedar

noun

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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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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