de·​o·​dar ˈdē-ə-ˌdär How to pronounce deodar (audio)
variants or less commonly deodara
: a Himalayan cedar (Cedrus deodara) having broad-spreading branches with pendulous branchlets

Examples of deodar in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Fresno: Residents are trying to save a struggling deodar cedar tree that lies at the heart of an annual California Christmas tradition. USA TODAY, 3 Dec. 2019 For nearly 100 years, about 150 towering deodars along Santa Rosa Avenue have been strung with holiday lights during December. R. Daniel Foster,, 11 May 2018 Bond said the Community Center's board will discuss in the future whether to replace the deodar with another smaller tree or examine other shade options for the preschool play yard. Sara Cardine,, 3 May 2018

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Word History


Hindi & Urdu devadār, deodār, from Sanskrit devadāru, literally, timber of the gods, from deva god + dāru wood — more at deity, tree entry 1

First Known Use

1842, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of deodar was in 1842

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“Deodar.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Dec. 2023.

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