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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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

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

cedary

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Examples of cedar in a sentence

  1. a chair made of cedar



Did You Know?

A tall ornamental and timber evergreen coniferous tree, cedar is one of the pine family. There are four species of "true" cedars — the Atlas cedar, the Cyprus cedar, the deodar, and the cedar of Lebanon. Cedarwood is light, soft, resinous, and durable, even when in contact with soil or moisture. Many other conifers called cedars resemble true cedars in that they are evergreen and have aromatic, often red or red-tinged wood that, in many cases, is decay-resistant and insect-repellent. The giant arborvitae, incense cedar, and some junipers (red cedar) provide the familiar "cedarwood" of pencils, chests, closet linings, and fence posts.

Origin and Etymology 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 for Students

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




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