Definition of prickly cedar in US English:

prickly cedar

noun

  • 1A juniper of southern Europe, Juniperus oxycedrus, with sharp needle-like leaves.

  • 2A heathlike Australasian shrub, Cyathodes juniperina (family Epacridaceae).

Origin

Mid 17th century; earliest use found in Nicholas Culpeper (1616–1654), physician and astrologer.