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stinking cedar

noun
1.
an evergreen tree, Torreya taxifolia, of the yew family, native to Florida, having rank-smelling foliage and dark-green, egg-shaped fruit.
Origin of stinking cedar
1865-1870
First recorded in 1865-70
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  • It is known also as stinking cedar, stinking savin, and fetid yew.

    American Forest Trees

    Henry H. Gibson

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