from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See Japanese cedar.
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- n. Any tree of the genus Cryptomeria, especially the Japanese cedar, Cryptomeria japonica
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of coniferous plants of the family Pinaceæ and tribe Taxoideæ, technically distinguished from Taxodium by the manifest toothed inner scales of the cones.
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- n. Japanese cedar; sugi
She came home with something called a cryptomeria, a live cedar with foliage like feathers growing in spirals, nothing like a traditional Christmas tree.
Two that come to mind are Yoshino cryptomeria C. japonica 'Yoshino' and green giant arborvitae.
Here an earthquake (prophetic as it turned out) overtook us one hot break of dawn, and we fled out into the garden, where a tall cryptomeria waggled its insane head back and forth with an ‘I told you so’ expression; though not a breath was stirring.
The cryptomeria now loomed over her garden of gloom.
The cryptomeria tree is the Japanese version of our redwood ...
I remember suggesting that a satisfactory place for such a demonstration would be a large forest of cryptomeria trees not far from Tokyo.
We left early this morning in drizzling rain, and went straight up hill under the cryptomeria for eight miles.
After a long ascent through a region of light, peaty soil, wooded with pine, cryptomeria, and scrub oak, a long descent and a fine avenue terminate in Shinjo, a wretched town of over 5000 people, situated in a plain of rice-fields.
It was pretty country, even in the downpour, when white mists parted and fir-crowned heights looked out for a moment, or we slid down into a deep glen with mossy boulders, lichen-covered stumps, ferny carpet, and damp, balsamy smell of pyramidal cryptomeria, and
There were groves of cryptomeria on small hills crowned by Shinto shrines, approached by grand flights of stone stairs.