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arborvitae

[ahr-ber-vahy-tee]
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noun
  1. any of several ornamental or timber-producing evergreen trees belonging to the genus Thuja, of the cypress family, native to North America and eastern Asia, having a scaly bark and scalelike leaves on branchlets.
  2. Anatomy. arbor vitae.
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Origin of arborvitae

1655–65 for def 1; 1790–1800 for def 2; < Latin: tree of life
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