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western red cedar

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noun
an arborvitae, Thuja plicata, of western North America, grown as an ornamental.
the soft, fragrant, reddish wood of this tree, used in the construction of houses, in shipbuilding, for making boxes, etc.
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Origin of western red cedar

An Americanism dating back to 1900–05
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western red cedar

noun
a large North American arbor vitae, Thuja plicata, found along and near the Pacific coast
the wood of this tree, used by North American Indians for building and for carving totem poles
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