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incense cedar

[ in-sens see-der ]
/ ˈɪn sɛns ˌsi dər /
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a tree of the cypress family’s genus Calocedrus, especially C. decurrens(California incense cedar ) of western North America, which may grow to more than 190 feet (58 meters) in height.
the aromatic, close-grained wood of this tree, used to make pencils, chests, closet linings, etc.

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Origin of incense cedar

An Americanism dating back to 1865–70
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