ce·​dar·​wood | \ ˈsē-dər-ˌwu̇d How to pronounce cedarwood (audio) \

Definition of cedarwood

: the wood of a cedar that is especially repellent to insects

Examples of cedarwood in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web With top notes of leather to emulate that new car smell plus lime and marine, mid notes of fresh air and cedarwood and base notes of amber and jasmine, adventure will await from the moment this candle is lighted. Nicole Briese, USA TODAY, "30 awesome gifts under $30 for everyone on your list," 20 Oct. 2020 Designed as an experiment in contrasts, this YSL scent uses cardamom, cinnamon and cedarwood to create a spicy scent with subtle woody accents. Nikhita Mahtani, CNN Underscored, "The best-selling and best-smelling colognes for any guy," 7 Oct. 2020 Aside from enjoying her new mask, these days Thornton takes pleasure in a simple hair-care routine, mixing her own herbal hair oil composed of cedarwood, patchouli, and jasmine. Akili King, Vogue, "Klur Skincare Founder Lesley Thornton on Her At-Home Wellness Routine, and Giving Back to the Black Community," 3 Oct. 2020 The flowers are pretty, but its deep and decadent mix of cedarwood, incense, and benzoin makes this a standout. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, "Fall’s Best Scents Are a Feast for the Senses," 21 Sep. 2020 With notes of cedarwood, vetiver, Douglas Fir, blue spruce, and juniper berry, No.25 Winter Fir smells like a snowy winter day—the perfect scent for cozying up at home. Kelsey Mulvey, Marie Claire, "Outdoor Fellow's Winter Candles Are Ridiculously Cheap Right Now," 12 Mar. 2020 This one’s tucked into the hills above the Sunset Strip, boasting an eye-catching asymmetrical roofline wrapped in cedarwood. Los Angeles Times, "Jason Statham seeks $7 million for Hollywood Hills Midcentury," 11 Mar. 2020 The scent blends its star, vanilla, with notes of bergamot, mandarin, neroli, and jasmine sambac, rounding it out with base notes of cedarwood and musk. Taylore Glynn, Marie Claire, "Beauty Editors Share Their Signature Winter Fragrances," 3 Dec. 2019 The soap contains essential oils like lavender, clove, and cedarwood. Billy Cadden, Popular Science, "What to buy for a better shave," 28 Mar. 2019

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First Known Use of cedarwood

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Cedarwood.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cedarwood. Accessed 24 Feb. 2021.

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