incense cedar definition

  • noun:
    • any one of a few coniferous evergreen trees of this genera Calocedrus and Libocedrus, having flattened branches with scalelike leaves.
    • some of the four types of coniferous woods associated with the genus Calocedrus.
    • any of a few appealing woods of southwestern South America and New Zealand and New Caledonia having glossy evergreen leaves and fragrant timber
    • tall tree of this Pacific shore of North America having foliage like cypress and cinnamon-red bark
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