Cedrela

noun 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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Origin and Etymology of cedrela

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


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