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cedar

noun ce·dar \ˈsē-dər\

: a very tall evergreen tree

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

Full Definition of CEDAR

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
:  the wood of a cedar
ce·dary \-dər-ē, -də-rē\ adjective
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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

geographical name Ce·dar \ˈsē-dər\

Definition of CEDAR

river 329 miles (529 kilometers) SE Minnesota & E Iowa flowing SE into the Iowa River
CEDARS Defined for Kids

cedar

noun ce·dar \ˈsē-dər\

Definition of CEDAR for Kids

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