Japanese cedar


Japanese cedar

tree
also called  Japanese redwood , or  peacock pine (species Cryptomeria japonica) 

      a coniferous evergreen timber tree and only species of the genus Cryptomeria of the family Cupressaceae (sometimes classified in the so-called deciduous cypress family Taxodiaceae), native to eastern Asia. The tree may attain 45 m (150 feet) or more in height and a circumference of 4.5 to 7.5 m (15 to 25 feet). It is pyramidal, with dense, spreading branches in whorls about the trunk.

      The Japanese cedar often is used in eastern Asia for reforestation and for garden and avenue plantings. The fragrant, reddish brown wood is used to build ships, houses, bridges, furniture, and vats and for ornamental carving. Incense is made from the leaves.

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Universalium. 2010.

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  • Japanese cedar — japoninė kriptomerija statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Taksodinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, medieninis augalas (Cryptomeria japonica), paplitęs rytų Azijoje. Iš jo gaunamas eterinis aliejus. atitikmenys: lot. Cryptomeria japonica; Cryptomeria… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • Japanese-cedar — japoninė kriptomerija statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Taksodinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, medieninis augalas (Cryptomeria japonica), paplitęs rytų Azijoje. Iš jo gaunamas eterinis aliejus. atitikmenys: lot. Cryptomeria japonica; Cryptomeria… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • Japanese cedar — kriptomerija statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Taksodinių (Taxodiaceae) šeimos augalų gentis (Cryptomeria). atitikmenys: lot. Cryptomeria angl. cryptomeria; Japanese cedar vok. japanische Zeder; Japanzeder; Sicheltanne rus. криптомерия lenk.… …   Dekoratyvinių augalų vardynas

  • Japanese cedar — noun tall evergreen of Japan and China yielding valuable soft wood • Syn: ↑Japan cedar, ↑sugi, ↑Cryptomeria japonica • Hypernyms: ↑cedar, ↑cedar tree • Member Holonyms: ↑Cryptomeria, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Japanese cedar. — See Japan cedar. [1875 80] * * * …   Universalium

  • Japanese cedar. — See Japan cedar. [1875 80] …   Useful english dictionary

  • Japanese cedar — noun Date: circa 1880 a large Chinese and Japanese evergreen tree (Cryptomeria japonica) of the cypress family grown as an ornamental and for its valuable soft wood …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Japanese cedar — Jap′anese ce′dar n. pln a Japanese evergreen tree, Cryptomeria japonica, of the bald cypress family, valued for its wood • Etymology: 1875–80 …   From formal English to slang

  • Japanese cedar — noun another term for cryptomeria …   English new terms dictionary

  • Japanese cedar — /dʒæpəniz ˈsidə/ (say japuhneez seeduh) noun a tall evergreen coniferous tree, Cryptomeria japonica, of China and Japan …   Australian English dictionary


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