thuja oil
Thuja Thu"ja, n. [NL., from Gr. ? an African tree with sweet-smelling wood.] (Bot.) A genus of evergreen trees, thickly branched, remarkable for the distichous arrangement of their branches, and having scalelike, closely imbricated, or compressed leaves. [Written also {thuya}.] See {Thyine wood}. [1913 Webster]

Note: {Thuja occidentalis} is the {Arbor vit[ae]} of the Eastern and Northern United States. {Thuja gigantea} of North-waetern America is a very large tree, there called {red cedar}, and {canoe cedar}, and furnishes a useful timber. [1913 Webster]

{thuja oil}cedar leaf oil. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • thuja oil — noun : a fragrant essential oil obtained from the leaves and twigs of arborvitae and used chiefly in scenting shoe polishes, floor waxes, and other technical preparations called also cedarleaf oil …   Useful english dictionary

  • Thuja — Thu ja, n. [NL., from Gr. ? an African tree with sweet smelling wood.] (Bot.) A genus of evergreen trees, thickly branched, remarkable for the distichous arrangement of their branches, and having scalelike, closely imbricated, or compressed… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Thuja gigantea — Thuja Thu ja, n. [NL., from Gr. ? an African tree with sweet smelling wood.] (Bot.) A genus of evergreen trees, thickly branched, remarkable for the distichous arrangement of their branches, and having scalelike, closely imbricated, or compressed …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Thuja occidentalis — Thuja Thu ja, n. [NL., from Gr. ? an African tree with sweet smelling wood.] (Bot.) A genus of evergreen trees, thickly branched, remarkable for the distichous arrangement of their branches, and having scalelike, closely imbricated, or compressed …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Thuja occidentalis — foliage and cones Conservation status …   Wikipedia

  • oil of thuja — oil of thuja, an aromatic oil of an American species of thuja, used in medicine and in polishes …   Useful english dictionary

  • Thuja — Taxobox name = Thuja image width = 240px image caption = Thuja standishii foliage and cones regnum = Plantae divisio = Pinophyta classis = Pinopsida ordo = Pinales familia = Cupressaceae genus = Thuja genus authority = L. subdivision ranks =… …   Wikipedia

  • thuja — The fresh tops of T. occidentalis (family Pinaceae), an ornamental evergreen tree of eastern North America, a source of cedar leaf oil; has been used internally as an expectorant, emmenagogue, and anthelmintic, and externally as a mild… …   Medical dictionary

  • thuja — /ˈθjudʒə/ (say thyoohjuh) noun any of the evergreen coniferous trees constituting the genus Thuja, especially T. occidentalis, the common arbor vitae, which yields an aromatic oil. {New Latin, from Greek thyia African tree} …   Australian English dictionary

  • cedar leaf oil — Oil obtained by steam distillation from the fresh leaves of Thuja occidentalis; used as an insect repellent and counterirritant, and in perfumery. SYN: thuja oil …   Medical dictionary

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