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 The three-story wall between the patio and the new staircase inside consists of 23-foot-high channel glass by Bendheim Wall Systems and panels of white cedar. San Diego Union-Tribune, 26 Mar. 2022 Then come the cutting and hauling of greenheart for the keel and white cedar for the ribs, and the construction, right on the beach. Zuzana Prochazka, Robb Report, 20 Mar. 2022 The white cedar design comes complete with a wooden base and a delicate dusting of snow sprinkled along the branches. Nicol Natale, Better Homes & Gardens, 30 Nov. 2021 The busy feeders in the rear of our yard are about 10 feet from a medium-sized white cedar tree, well used, and a honeysuckle thicket. Jim Williams, Star Tribune, 22 June 2021 The surrounding park is planted with 50 different species native to the area, including wild ginger, sumac, chokeberry, white cedar, lady fern, white pine and purple prairie clover. Rick Nelson, Star Tribune, 4 June 2021 The eastern white cedar, very rare in the wild in Illinois but often planted in neighborhoods, is in the cypress family. Sheryl Devore, chicagotribune.com, 24 Dec. 2020 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, 24 Dec. 2020 The eastern white cedar has fan-like branches with scaly flat, soft, leaves. Sheryl Devore, chicagotribune.com, 24 Dec. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of white cedar

1654, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“White cedar.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/white%20cedar. Accessed 26 Jun. 2022.

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