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Definition of "arbor-vitae" []

  • Any of several Asian and North American evergreen coniferous trees of the genera Thuja and Thujopsis, esp Thuja occidentalis, having tiny scalelike leaves and egglike cones (noun)

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Use "arbor-vitae" in a sentence
  • "About us neither had gained a footing; laburnums, pink mays, snowballs, and trees of arbor-vitae, rose out of laurels and hydrangeas, green and brilliant into the sunlight."
  • "The arbor-vitae along the banks marked tracery more delicate than any ever wrought by deftest craftsman in western window of an antique fane."
  • "I have striven to fold it up, and lay it by in the arbor-vitae chest of memory, with myrrh and camphor, but it will not be exorcised."
  • "The arbor-vitae generally retains its lower branches in open places, while the branches of the red cedar start at some distance from the ground."
  • "How to tell them from each other: The _twigs_ of the arbor-vitae are"
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