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) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

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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