deodar

noun
de·​o·​dar | \ˈdē-ə-ˌdär \
variants: or less commonly deodara \ ˌdē-​ə-​ˈdär-​ə \

Definition of deodar 

: a Himalayan cedar (Cedrus deodara) having broad-spreading branches with pendulous branchlets

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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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