thuya

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thuya (plural thuyas)

  1. Any member of the genus Thuya.
    • 1809, James Grey Jackson, An Account of the Empire of Marocco, VIII:
      Thuya, Ara, or Sandrac-tree, is probably the Arbor vitæ of Theophrastus: it is similar in leaf to the juniper, and, besides producing the gum sandrac, the wood is invaluable [...].