cedar of Lebanon

noun phrase

cedar of Leb·​a·​non -ˈleb-nän How to pronounce cedar of Lebanon (audio)
-ˈle-bə-,
-nən
: a long-lived cedar (Cedrus libani) native to Asia Minor with short fascicled leaves and erect cones

Examples of cedar of Lebanon in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web When Highgrove was for sale in 1980, the Prince fell first for the graceful cedar of Lebanon towering behind the house and then for the small 18th-century stables. Town & Country, 28 Apr. 2023 On the left towers the cedar of Lebanon with which the Prince fell in love on first seeing Highgrove eighteen years ago, when, except for the tree and some shrubs, there were no plantings around the house. Town & Country, 28 Apr. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cedar of Lebanon was in the 14th century

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“Cedar of Lebanon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cedar%20of%20Lebanon. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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