: 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

Word History


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 28 Feb. 2024.

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