Alerce



the wood of the sandarac tree.
a Chilean evergreen tree, Fitzroya cupressoides, having furrowed, reddish bark and overlapping leaves.
an incense cedar, Austrocedrus chilensis, of Chile.
Historical Examples

alerce, a-lers′, n. the wood of the sandarac-tree: the Chilian Arbor vit—both of the pine family.
Chambers’s Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 1 of 4: A-D) Various

On the higher parts, brushwood takes the place of larger trees, with here and there a red cedar or an alerce pine.
A Naturalist’s Voyage Round the World Charles Darwin

noun
the wood of the sandarac tree
a cupressus-like Chilean pine, Fitzroya cupressoides, cut for timber

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