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Alaska cedar[ə′las·kə ′sēd·ər]
Wood from Chamaecyparis nootkaensis or Cupressus sitkaensis; has a fine, uniform, straight grain and is light and moderately hard; used for furniture and boat building. Also known as Sitka cypress; yellow cedar; yellow cypress.
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