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cedar

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noun ce·dar \ˈsē-dər\

Simple Definition of cedar

  • : a very tall evergreen tree

  • : the hard, reddish, and pleasant-smelling wood of a cedar

Full Definition of cedar

  1. 1 a :  any of a genus (Cedrus) of usually tall coniferous trees (as the cedar of Lebanon or the deodar) of the pine family noted for their fragrant durable wood b :  any of numerous coniferous trees (as of the genera Juniperus, Chamaecyparis, or Thuja of the cypress family) that resemble the true cedars especially in the fragrance and durability of their wood

  2. 2 :  the wood of a cedar

ce·dary play \-dər-ē, -də-rē\ adjective

Examples of cedar

  1. a chair made of cedar



Origin of cedar

Middle English cedre, from Anglo-French, from Latin cedrus, from Greek kedros


First Known Use: 14th century


Cedar

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geographical name Ce·dar \ˈsē-dər\

Definition of Cedar

  1. river 329 miles (529 kilometers) SE Minnesota & E Iowa flowing SE into the Iowa River




CEDAR Defined for Kids

cedar

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noun ce·dar \ˈsē-dər\

Definition of cedar

  1. :  a tree having cones and a strong wood with a pleasant smell





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