Ce·​dre·​la | \ sə̇ˈdrēlə \

Definition of Cedrela

: a small genus of large tropical American timber trees (family Meliaceae) that are characterized by bipinnate leaves and flowers with a 5-celled ovary which produces winged seeds and that yield ornamental wood used for funiture — see spanish cedar

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History and Etymology for Cedrela

New Latin, modification of Spanish cedrelo, diminutive of cedro cedar, from Latin cedrus

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“Cedrela.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Cedrela. Accessed 5 Jul. 2020.

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