white cedar
noun Date: circa 1671 1. an aromatic evergreen swamp tree (Chamaecyparis thyoides) of the cypress family that occurs along the eastern coast of the United States and has branchlets in fan-shaped sprays and small round cones; also its wood 2. northern white cedar

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  • White cedar — White White (hw[imac]t), a. [Compar. {Whiter} (hw[imac]t [ e]r); superl. {Whitest}.] [OE. whit, AS. hw[imac]t; akin to OFries. and OS. hw[=i]t, D. wit, G. weiss, OHG. w[=i]z, hw[=i]z, Icel. hv[=i]tr, Sw. hvit, Dan. hvid, Goth. hweits, Lith.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • White Cedar — may refer to several different trees:* Cupressaceae: ** Chamaecyparis thyoides ndash; Atlantic White Cypress ** Cupressus lusitanica ndash; Mexican White Cedar ** Thuja occidentalis ndash; Eastern Arborvitae * Meliaceae: ** Melia azedarach ndash; …   Wikipedia

  • white cedar — white′ ce′dar n. 1) pln any of several chiefly coniferous trees valued for their wood, esp. Chamaecyparis thyoides, of the eastern U.S 2) pln northern white cedar 3) pln the wood of any of these trees • Etymology: 1665–75 …   From formal English to slang

  • white cedar — ☆ white cedar n. 1. a) an evergreen tree (Chamaecyparis thyoides) of the cypress family, growing in swampy land in the E U.S. b) its soft, light colored wood 2. a) the American arborvitae (Thuja occidentalis), growing in cool areas of the NE U.S …   English World dictionary

  • white cedar — noun 1. small evergreen of eastern North America having tiny scalelike leaves on flattened branchlets • Syn: ↑American arborvitae, ↑northern white cedar, ↑Thuja occidentalis • Hypernyms: ↑arborvitae • Member Holonyms: ↑Thu …   Useful english dictionary

  • white cedar — 1. any of several chiefly coniferous trees valued for their wood, esp. Chamaecyparis thyoides, of the eastern U.S., or Thuja occidentalis (northern white cedar), of northeastern North America. 2. the wood of any of these trees. [1665 75, Amer.] * …   Universalium

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

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

  • white-cedar — baltasis puskiparisis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Kiparisinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, medieninis augalas (Chamaecyparis thyoides), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Chamaecyparis thyoides angl. Atlantic white cedar; southern… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • white cedar — Lausono puskiparisis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Kiparisinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, medieninis augalas (Chamaecyparis lawsoniana), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. Iš jo gaunamas eterinis aliejus. atitikmenys: lot. Chamaecyparis lawsoniana;… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • white cedar — noun a) The Atlantic white cypress. b) An evergreen coniferous tree of the Cupressaceae family, native to the northeastern US and southeastern Canada. Syn: Atlantic white cedar, American arborvitae, arborvitae, eastern arborvitae, eastern… …   Wiktionary

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