thuja

[ thoo-juh ]
/ ˈθu dʒə /

noun

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

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Origin of thuja

1750–60; <New Latin, Medieval Latin thuia,<Medieval Greek thuía, for Greek thýa kind of African tree
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thuja

thuya

/ (ˈθuːjə) /

noun

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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