from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A small, evergreen, eastern North American tree (Juniperus virginiana) having scalelike or awl-shaped leaves and fleshy, purplish-black seed cones.
  • noun A tall, evergreen, western North American tree (Thuja plicata) having flattened branches, scalelike opposite leaves, and small, ovoid seed cones.
  • noun The reddish, aromatic, durable wood of either of these trees.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun an evergreen tree of the juniper family having reddish wood and found in North America.
  • noun an evergreen tree of the arbor vitae family with reddish wood, found in North America.
  • noun an evergreen tree of the mahogany family with reddish wood, found in Australia.
  • noun the wood of any of these trees.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun small juniper found east of Rocky Mountains having a conic crown, brown bark that peels in shreds, and small sharp needles
  • noun fragrant reddish wood of any of various red cedar trees
  • noun large valuable arborvitae of northwestern United States
  • noun tall tree of the Pacific coast of North America having foliage like cypress and cinnamon-red bark


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