• WordNet 3.6
    • n Cryptomeria Japanese cedar; sugi
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n cryptomeria A genus of coniferous plants of the family Pinaceæ and tribe Taxoideæ, technically distinguished from Taxodium by the manifest toothed inner scales of the cones. There is only one species, C. Japonica, the Japan cedar, or sugi, a native of Japan and northern China. See sugi and Japan *cedar.
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In literature:

The cryptomeria at one of the shrines I visited were of great age.
"The Foundations of Japan" by J.W. Robertson Scott
The tree of education, instead of being a lofty or wide-spreading cryptomeria, must be the measured nursling of the teacup.
"The Religions of Japan" by William Elliot Griffis
On the farther side we ascend a tremendously long avenue of grand cryptomerias rising straight up to the sky.
"From Pole to Pole" by Sven Anders Hedin
Even the religious grandeur of Nikko's cryptomeria aisles was incomparable to this.
"In Africa" by John T. McCutcheon
A fine avenue of cryptomerias added much to the dignity of the approach.
"Travels in the Far East" by Ellen Mary Hayes Peck
The road was skirted by great cryptomeria, and avenues of these fine trees may still be seen near Nikko.
"The Critic in the Orient" by George Hamlin Fitch
Situated at the foot of a range of mountains are beautiful groves, through which wind broad avenues, shaded by the cryptomeria trees.
"My Trip Around the World" by Eleonora Hunt
The Sun Goddess appeared to be headed for bed, the sky itself barely light through the cryptomeria.
"The Samurai Strategy" by Thomas Hoover
Moreover, on his body grows moss, together with the fir and the cryptomeria of the forest.
"Japanese Fairy Tales" by Grace James
Often enough, after communing with Masago under the solemn cryptomerias, O'Tei had gone home comforted.
"The Curse of Koshiu" by Lewis Wingfield

In news:

Cryptomeria japonica Japanese Cedar.
Discovered as a witch's broom on Cryptomeria japonica 'Gracilis', C.
Cryptomeria japonica Japanese Cedar .