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Definition of cedarwood

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

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Recent Examples on the Web Their Restorative Floral Bath not only boasts deeply relaxing notes of plumeria, jasmine, vetiver, and cedarwood, but also delivers next-level soothing and muscle relief with shea butter, kahai oil, green tea oil, and capscium. Vogue, "The Best New Bath Products to Give and Get This Winter," 21 Nov. 2019 The woody, warm notes of pepper, tonka bean, cedarwood, and vanilla will make colder months a bit more cozy. Taylore Glynn, Marie Claire, "Beauty Editors Share Their Signature Winter Fragrances," 3 Dec. 2019 The wintery, woodsy aroma of the Idaho balsam fir essential oil will help recall the reason for the season, and soft, sweet cedarwood is an earthy complement to brighter aromas. Taysha Murtaugh, Country Living, "These Essential Oils Will Make Your Entire Home Smell Like Christmas," 14 Oct. 2018 Armani Prive Woodsy citrus Orangerie Venise features bergamot boosted by cedarwood and moss for an earthy-meets-fruity scent; $175, at Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills or nemainmarcus.com. Meg Hemphill, The Hollywood Reporter, "6 Woodsy Scents for All Genders," 30 Oct. 2019 Malin + Goetz The brand’s Leather scent is a touch spicy (pepper, clove) and a bit woodsy (sandalwood, cedarwood); $95, at Space NK, Brentwood Country Mart or malinandgoetz.com. Meg Hemphill, The Hollywood Reporter, "6 Woodsy Scents for All Genders," 30 Oct. 2019 The new Infinite Candle is available in Year & Day's four signature hues: Daybreak: tuberose, jasmine, orange blossom, lemon; Fog: sea salt, sage, eucalyptus; Moon: rosemary, lavender, mint, moss; and Midnight: cedarwood, vetiver, smoke, rose. Monique Valeris, ELLE Decor, "Year & Day's New Scented Candles Will Make Your Home a Sanctuary," 17 Oct. 2019 Start with the popular Ummo, a heady scent of tobacco leaf, jasmine tobacco flower, amber resin, cedarwood, and honey. Condé Nast Traveler, "Our Favorite Places to Shop in Mexico City," 10 Oct. 2019 Stock up on seasonal staples, from spicy cinnamon, clove, ginger, and nutmeg to earthy bergamot, thieves, and cedarwood, and get concocting! Taysha Murtaugh, Country Living, "These Essential Oils Will Make Your Whole House Smell Like Fall," 16 Aug. 2018

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First Known Use of cedarwood

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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12 Jan 2020

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“Cedarwood.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cedarwood. Accessed 22 January 2020.

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