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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An evergreen, coniferous, eastern North American tree (Juniperus virginiana) having fleshy, purplish-black seed cones. Also called eastern red cedar.
  • n. A tall, evergreen, Pacific North American tree (Thuja plicata) having flattened branches, scalelike opposite leaves, and small, ovoid seed-bearing cones. Also called western red cedar.
  • n. The reddish, aromatic, durable wood of either of these trees.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. an evergreen tree of the juniper family having reddish wood and found in North America.
  • n. an evergreen tree of the arbor vitae family with reddish wood, found in North America.
  • n. an evergreen tree of the mahogany family with reddish wood, found in Australia.
  • n. the wood of any of these trees.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. A tree of India and Australia (Cedrela Toona) having fragrant reddish wood; -- called also toon tree in India.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. small juniper found east of Rocky Mountains having a conic crown, brown bark that peels in shreds, and small sharp needles
  • n. fragrant reddish wood of any of various red cedar trees
  • n. large valuable arborvitae of northwestern United States
  • n. tall tree of the Pacific coast of North America having foliage like cypress and cinnamon-red bark

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