Alaska Cedar Definition

noun
An evergreen tree (Xanthocyparis nootkatensis syn. Cupressus nootkatensis or Chamaecyparis nootkatensis) of northwest North America.
American Heritage
The decay-resistant wood of this tree, used for boats, construction materials, and furniture.
American Heritage
Synonyms:
  • Chamaecyparis nootkatensis
  • nootka cypress
  • yellow cedar
  • yellow cypress
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