[ thoo-juh ]
/ ˈθu dʒə /


any tree of the genus Thuja, comprising the arborvitaes.
the wood of the sandarac tree.
Also thuya.

Origin of thuja

1750–60; < New Latin, Medieval Latin thuia, < Medieval Greek thuía, for Greek thýa kind of African tree Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for thuja



/ (ˈθuːjə) /


any of various coniferous trees of the genus Thuja, of North America and East Asia, having scalelike leaves, small cones, and an aromatic wood: family CupressaceaeSee also arbor vitae

Word Origin for thuja

C18: from New Latin, from Medieval Latin thuia, ultimately from Greek thua name of an African tree
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