white cedar

noun

Definition of white cedar

1 : an aromatic evergreen swamp tree (Chamaecyparis thyoides) of the cypress family that occurs along the eastern coast of the U.S. and has branchlets in fan-shaped sprays and small round cones also : its wood

Examples of white cedar in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Eastern white cedar is native to northeastern United States and Canada — a few can be found at Volo Bog and at Lyons Woods. Sheryl Devore, chicagotribune.com, "Lake County’s aromatic evergreens beckon in winter," 24 Dec. 2020 The eastern white cedar has fan-like branches with scaly flat, soft, leaves. Sheryl Devore, chicagotribune.com, "Lake County’s aromatic evergreens beckon in winter," 24 Dec. 2020 The 35 bedrooms have white cedar-wood furniture and blue and green textiles woven by artisans in Oaxaca, as well as indoor-outdoor rain showers and, in some cases, hammocks. Nili Blanck, New York Times, "The T List: Five Things We Recommend This Week," 19 Nov. 2020 Find the very best grub—a clear cut, white cedar swamp, standing corn, or a food plot—and camp out. Scott Bestul, Field & Stream, "The Complete Guide to Hunting Deer from a Treestand," 11 Sep. 2020 The faceted exterior, shingled in white cedar and faded by wind and rain to the color of polished pewter, is built in a concave bend around a circular gravel driveway. Michael Snyder, New York Times, "In Nova Scotia, Homes as Wild as the Landscape Around Them," 3 Feb. 2020 Where Sendak’s wild things were fierce, lumbering beasts, the house, dressed in long, pale panels of local white cedar, is spry and lithe, imbued with the same anarchic, leaping energy as Max, the book’s boy king. Michael Snyder, New York Times, "In Nova Scotia, Homes as Wild as the Landscape Around Them," 3 Feb. 2020 The oak leaf at the top and acorns here and there are fashioned from red and white cedar. Colin Moore, Outdoor Life, "The 16 Most Awesome Turkey And Duck Calls You’ve Ever Seen," 19 Feb. 2020 Urban pointed out ironwood trees, white cedars and hemlocks. Chelsey Lewis, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Winter yurt camping in the Porcupine Mountains is great for beginners," 6 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of white cedar

1654, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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20 Jan 2021

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“White cedar.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/white%20cedar. Accessed 26 Jan. 2021.

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