Also called eastern red cedar, savin. an American, coniferous tree, Juniperus virginiana, yielding a fragrant, reddish wood used for making lead pencils, etc.
the western red cedar, Thuja plicata.
the wood of these trees.
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How to use red cedar in a sentence
Douglas James stood Thursday on the Mall in front of the 25-foot totem pole he and a team had spent three months hand-carving and painting from a 400-year-old red cedar tree.A 25-foot Native American totem pole arrives in D.C. after a journey to sacred lands across U.S. | Dana Hedgpeth | July 29, 2021 | Washington Post
The tops of all the hills—dry, barren ridges they were—were covered with a thick grove of the red cedar.Popular Adventure Tales | Mayne Reid
The poles are of large size, and stand eighty to the mile, more than half of red cedar, the remainder mostly pine.
On the lower slopes Douglas spruce and Western hemlock predominate, with red cedar along the streams.Your National Parks | Enos A. Mills
red cedar had been surprised by the hunters at midnight, and his camp was at once fired by the assailants.The Trapper's Daughter | Gustave Aimard
Stanapat and red cedar understood this, and hence redoubled their efforts to crush the enemy.The Trapper's Daughter | Gustave Aimard
British Dictionary definitions for red cedar
any of several North American coniferous trees, esp Juniperus virginiana, a juniper that has fragrant reddish wood used for making pencils, and Thuja plicata, an arbor vitae
the wood of any of these trees
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