American arborvitae

plant
also called  eastern arborvitae , or  northern white cedar 
 ornamental and timber evergreen conifer of the cypress family (Cupressaceae), native to eastern North America. In the lumber trade it is called, among other names, white cedar, eastern white cedar, and New Brunswick cedar.

      Often 20 m (65 feet) tall, the tree is the most common and probably the hardiest of the arborvitae. Its trunk is sometimes forked near the ground into several main stems covered with reddish brown bark. The cones have 8 to 10 scales, of which only four are usually fertile. Most cultivated varieties are narrow, densely pyramidal shrubs, and many have interesting variations in foliage colour. See also arborvitae.

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  • American arborvitae — vakarinė tuja statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Kiparisinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, medieninis, vaistinis augalas (Thuja occidentalis), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. Iš jo gaunamas eterinis aliejus. atitikmenys: lot. Thuja occidentalis; Thuja… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • American arborvitae — noun small evergreen of eastern North America having tiny scalelike leaves on flattened branchlets • Syn: ↑northern white cedar, ↑white cedar, ↑Thuja occidentalis • Hypernyms: ↑arborvitae • Member Holonyms: ↑Thuja, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • arborvitae — /ahr beuhr vuy tee/, n. 1. any of several ornamental or timber producing evergreen trees belonging to the genus Thuja, of the cypress family, native to North America and eastern Asia, having a scaly bark and scalelike leaves on branchlets. 2.… …   Universalium

  • arborvitae — noun any of several Asian and North American conifers of the genera Thuja and Thujopsis • Hypernyms: ↑conifer, ↑coniferous tree • Hyponyms: ↑western red cedar, ↑red cedar, ↑canoe cedar, ↑Thuja plicata, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • arborvitae — vakarinė tuja statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Kiparisinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, medieninis, vaistinis augalas (Thuja occidentalis), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. Iš jo gaunamas eterinis aliejus. atitikmenys: lot. Thuja occidentalis; Thuja… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • arborvitae — noun a) Any of several North American or Asian conifers, of the genera Thuja and Thujopsis, grown for timber or ornament. b) The white nerve tissue of the cerebellum that has a branching structure …   Wiktionary

  • eastern arborvitae — vakarinė tuja statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Kiparisinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, medieninis, vaistinis augalas (Thuja occidentalis), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. Iš jo gaunamas eterinis aliejus. atitikmenys: lot. Thuja occidentalis; Thuja… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • Oriental arborvitae — noun Asiatic shrub or small tree widely planted in United States and Europe; in some classifications assigned to its own genus • Syn: ↑Thuja orientalis, ↑Platycladus orientalis • Hypernyms: ↑arborvitae • Member Holonyms: ↑Thuja, ↑g …   Useful english dictionary

  • Thuja occidentalis — foliage and cones Conservation status …   Wikipedia

  • northern white cedar — noun small evergreen of eastern North America having tiny scalelike leaves on flattened branchlets • Syn: ↑American arborvitae, ↑white cedar, ↑Thuja occidentalis • Hypernyms: ↑arborvitae • Member Holonyms: ↑Thuja, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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