deodar

noun
de·​o·​dar | \ ˈdē-ə-ˌdär How to pronounce deodar (audio) \
variants: or less commonly deodara \ ˌdē-​ə-​ˈdär-​ə How to pronounce deodara (audio) \

Definition of deodar

: 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, "Liberty State Park, Christmas Tree Lane, time capsule: News from around our 50 states," 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, latimes.com, "Neighborhood Spotlight: Altadena offers varied architectural styles but few places left to build anew," 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, latimes.com, "Giant deodar cedar at LCF preschool to get the ax after branch falls on playhouse," 3 May 2018

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First Known Use of deodar

1842, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for deodar

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

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“Deodar.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/deodar. Accessed 28 Feb. 2020.

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