western red cedar
noun Date: 1886 1. a large arborvitae (Thuja plicata) chiefly of the Pacific Northwest with reddish-brown bark and wood — called also red cedar 2. the wood of the western red cedar

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • western red cedar — noun large valuable arborvitae of northwestern United States • Syn: ↑red cedar, ↑canoe cedar, ↑Thuja plicata • Hypernyms: ↑arborvitae • Member Holonyms: ↑Thuja, ↑genus Thuja …   Useful english dictionary

  • Western red cedar — didžioji tuja statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Kiparisinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, medieninis, vaistinis augalas (Thuja plicata), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. Iš jo gaunamas eterinis aliejus. atitikmenys: lot. Thuja gigantea; Thuja plicata angl …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • western red-cedar — didžioji tuja statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Kiparisinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, medieninis, vaistinis augalas (Thuja plicata), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. Iš jo gaunamas eterinis aliejus. atitikmenys: lot. Thuja gigantea; Thuja plicata angl …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • Western red cedar — uolinis kadagys statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Kiparisinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, medieninis augalas (Juniperus scopulorum), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. Iš jo gaunamas eterinis aliejus. atitikmenys: lot. Juniperus scopulorum angl. Rocky… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • Western red cedar — noun See red cedar (def. 2) …   Australian English dictionary

  • western red cedar — 1. an arborvitae, Thuja plicata, of western North America, grown as an ornamental. 2. the soft, fragrant, reddish wood of this tree, used in the construction of houses, in shipbuilding, for making boxes, etc. [1900 05, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • western red cedar — west′ern red′ ce′dar n. 1) pln an arborvitae, Thuja plicata, of W North America, grown as an ornamental 2) the soft, fragrant, reddish wood of this tree, used in building houses, making boxes, etc • Etymology: 1900–05 …   From formal English to slang

  • western red cedar — Thuja plicata …   Medical dictionary

  • western red cedar asthma — occupational asthma in sawmill workers, carpenters, and other susceptible persons who work with western red cedar (Thuja plicata); plicatic acid in the wood is the probably cause …   Medical dictionary

  • red cedar — red′ ce′dar n. 1) pln Also called savin an E North American juniper, Juniperus virginiana yielding a fragrant, moth repellent red wood used for making lead pencils and for lining drawers and chests. 2) pln the western red cedar Thuja plicata[/ex] …   From formal English to slang

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