Definition of hiba in US English:

hiba

noun

  • A Japanese conifer with evergreen scale-like leaves that form flattened sprays of foliage, widely planted as an ornamental and yielding durable timber.

    Thujopsis dolabrata, family Cupressaceae

    • ‘Similar to the thujas are Oriental Thuja, most easily recognised by its odd knobbly cones and Hiba, a striking tree with very broad rather plastic-looking foliage.’

Origin

Japanese.

Pronunciation

hiba

/ˈhēbə/