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A tall slow-growing tree native to Japan that has bright green leaves and yields a valuable timber.
- ‘This densely covered forest is the home Japanese hemlocks, hinoki cypresses, beech trees and firs around 300 years old.’
- ‘The large hinoki cypresses, which were imported from Japan in 1913, have been in the United States longer than any other known bonsai.’
- ‘Daiho-ji is in the mountains, surrounded by cedars and hinoki cypresses over 300 years old.’
- ‘Three variegated hinoki false cypress trees flank the stipa, and a coral bark maple grows at the back of the bed.’
- ‘Traditionally, the Ise Shrine was dismantled and rebuilt every 20 years using hinoki cypress lumber from Kiso.’
Early 18th century: from Japanese.
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From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.