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1. arborvitae

noun. any of several Asian and North American conifers of the genera Thuja and Thujopsis.

Synonyms

  • Oriental arborvitae
  • American arborvitae
  • Thuja plicata
  • conifer
  • Thuja orientalis
  • western red cedar
  • hiba arborvitae
  • northern white cedar
  • white cedar
  • Thuja occidentalis
  • red cedar
  • Platycladus orientalis
  • Thujopsis dolobrata
  • canoe cedar

Etymology

  • arbor (Latin)

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Example sentences of the word arborvitae


1. Noun, singular or mass
This arborvitae grows about four feet a year and can get up to fourteen feet with a four foot spread.

2. Verb, past tense
A healthy Green Giant arborvitae needs slight moisture near the depth of the roots throughout the growing season.

3. Noun, plural
Many arborvitae can grow up to 25 to 40 feet, so this specimen needs to be kept manageable for the home gardener.Pruning should take place in the beginning of the season, before it sends out new growth.

4. Adverb
You can prune arborvitae at any time during the growing season.

5. Adjective
The juniper genus and the arborvitae both belong to the cypress family and resemble each other in some ways.

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