Meaning of incense cedar

in'cense ce"dar

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. any of several coniferous trees of the genus Libocedrus (or Calocedrus), esp. L. decurrens, of the western U.S., growing to a height of 150 ft. (50 m).
  2. the aromatic, close-grained wood of this tree, used to make pencils, chests, closet linings, etc.
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