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eastern red cedar


a small juniper found east of Rocky Mountains having a conic crown, brown bark that peels in shreds, and small sharp needles


plant noun (plants and fungi)


eastern red cedars

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Princeton WordNet


Juniperus virginiana [species] | red cedar | red juniper | J. virginiana [abbreviation, species]

Definition references  (+images)


Juniperus virginiana [species] | Eastern Red-cedar | Red Cedar | Eastern Juniper | Red Juniper | Pencil Cedar

a species of juniper native to eastern North America from southeastern Canada to the Gulf of Mexico and east of the Great Plains. Further west it's replaced by the related Juniperus scopulorum and to the southwest by Juniperus ashei. The Lakota Native ... (42 of 1805 words, 6 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Juniperus virginiana

Britannica Encyclopedia:

eastern red cedar [plant] | pencil cedar [synonym]

an evergreen ornamental and timber tree of the cypress family, native to poor or limestone soils of eastern North America. An eastern red cedar can ... (25 of 153 words, 2 images)



eastern red cedar | eastern red cedars [plural] | Virginia red cedar [synonym] | Juniperus virginiana [species]

A species of juniper, Juniperus virginiana. (6 of 7 words, 1 image)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/eastern red cedar

American Heritage Dictionary:

red cedar | eastern red cedar [sense-specific] | western red cedar [sense-specific] | Juniperus virginiana [species, sense-specific] | Thuja plicata [species, sense-specific]

An evergreen, coniferous, eastern North American tree "(Juniperus virginiana") having fleshy, purplish-black seed cones. | A tall, evergreen, Pacific ... (18 of 57 words, 3 definitions)


Random House Dictionary:

red cedar | eastern red cedar [synonym, sense-specific] | savin [synonym, sense-specific] | Juniperus virginiana [species, sense-specific]

an American, coniferous tree yielding a fragrant, reddish wood used for making lead pencils, etc. | the western red cedar. | the wood of these trees. (24 of 39 words, 3 definitions)


Oxford Dictionary:

red cedar | Thuja plicata [species] | Juniperus virginiana [species]

either of two North American coniferous trees with reddish-brown bark; Two species in the family Cupressaceae: the western red cedar (Thuja plicata), ... (22 of 65 words)


New World Dictionary:

red cedar [United States] | Juniperus virginiana [species, sense-specific]

any of a number of juniper trees or shrubs with bluish, berrylike fruit and ... | the wood of any of these (21 of 56 words, 2 definitions)


Collins Dictionary:

red cedar

any of several North American coniferous trees, especially "Juniperus ... | the wood of any of these trees (17 of 399 words, 2 definitions, 8 usage examples)


Columbia Encyclopedia:

juniper | Western red cedar | red cedar

any tree or shrub of the genus "Juniperus", aromatic evergreens of the family Cupressaceae (cypress family), widely distributed over the north ... (21 of 239 words)



red cedar | western red cedar [sense-specific, synonym] | Juniperus virginiana [species, sense-specific]

a common juniper chiefly of the eastern United States that has dark green ... | "western red cedar" [sense-specific] | the red or reddish-brown wood ... (23 of 68 words, 3 definitions)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/red cedar

Encarta Dictionary:

red cedar | red cedars [plural]

an evergreen tree of the juniper family with reddish wood and fleshy cones. Native to: eastern North America. Latin name Juniperus virginiana. | an ... (23 of 102 words, 3 definitions)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 561507061​/definition​.html  [offline]

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