red cedar

red cedar
A type of evergreen tree with hard fragrant wood that is a member of the cypress family. The oil from the wood is used in soaps, shampoos, bath salts, perfumes, aromatherapy, and to keep insects away. The scientific name is Juniperus virginiana. Also called cedarwood and Eastern red cedar.

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  • Red Cedar — may refer to: Trees and timbers * Australian Red Cedar, Toona ciliata (syn. T. australis ) * Eastern Red Cedar, Juniperus virginiana * Red Cedar, Acrocarpus fraxinifolius * Western Redcedar, Thuja plicata Places * Red Cedar, Wisconsin, a town in… …   Wikipedia

  • red cedar — ☆ red cedar n. 1. any of a number of juniper trees or shrubs with bluish, berrylike fruit and red wood; esp., a) the eastern red cedar ( Juniperus virginiana) of E North America, with fragrant wood often used to line closets and chests b) the… …   English World dictionary

  • Red cedar — Red Red, a. [Compar. {Redder} ( d?r); superl. {Reddest}.] [OE. red, reed, AS. re[ a]d, re[ o]d; akin to OS. r[=o]d, OFries. r[=a]d, D. rood, G. roht, rot, OHG. r[=o]t, Dan. & Sw. r[ o]d, Icel. rau[eth]r, rj[=o][eth]r, Goth. r[ a]uds, W. rhudd,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • red cedar — red′ ce′dar n. 1) pln Also called savin an E North American juniper, Juniperus virginiana yielding a fragrant, moth repellent red wood used for making lead pencils and for lining drawers and chests. 2) pln the western red cedar Thuja plicata[/ex] …   From formal English to slang

  • Red Cedar — (spr. redd ßīder), s. Jowa River …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • red cedar — noun 1. tall tree of the Pacific coast of North America having foliage like cypress and cinnamon red bark • Syn: ↑incense cedar, ↑Calocedrus decurrens, ↑Libocedrus decurrens • Hypernyms: ↑cedar, ↑cedar tree • Member Holonyms …   Useful english dictionary

  • red cedar — 1. Also called eastern red cedar, savin. an American, coniferous tree, Juniperus virginiana, yielding a fragrant, reddish wood used for making lead pencils, etc. 2. the western red cedar, Thuja plicata. 3. the wood of these trees. [1675 85,… …   Universalium

  • red-cedar — virgininis kadagys statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Kiparisinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, medieninis, vaistinis augalas (Juniperus virginiana), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. Iš jo gaunamas eterinis aliejus. atitikmenys: lot. Juniperus virginiana… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • red cedar — noun a) an evergreen tree of the juniper family having reddish wood and found in North America. b) an evergreen tree of the arbor vitae family with reddish wood, found in North America. Syn: eastern juniper, eastern red cedar, western red cedar,… …   Wiktionary

  • red-cedar — raudonasis indenis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Melijinių šeimos dažinis, dekoratyvinis, medieninis, pašarinis, vaistinis augalas (Toona ciliata), paplitęs pietų Azijoje ir Australijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Toona ciliata angl. Australian… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • red cedar — noun Date: 1682 1. a common juniper (Juniperus virginiana) chiefly of the eastern United States that has dark green closely imbricated scalelike leaves; also a related tree (J. silicicola) of the southeastern United States 2. western red cedar 1… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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