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ce·dar

 (sē′dər)
n.
1. Any of several Eurasian evergreen coniferous trees of the genus Cedrus in the family Pinaceae, having stiff needles on short shoots and large erect seed cones with broad deciduous scales, and including the cedar of Lebanon.
2. Any of several other evergreen coniferous trees or shrubs, especially members of the family Cupressaceae such as the Alaska cedar, incense cedar, or red cedar.
3. The durable aromatic wood of any of these plants, especially that of the red cedar, often used to make chests.

[Middle English cedre, from Old French, from Latin cedrus, from Greek kedros.]
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cedar

(ˈsiːdə)
n
1. (Plants) any Old World coniferous tree of the genus Cedrus, having spreading branches, needle-like evergreen leaves, and erect barrel-shaped cones: family Pinaceae. See also cedar of Lebanon, deodar
2. (Plants) any of various other conifers, such as the red cedars and white cedars
3. (Forestry) the wood of any of these trees
4. (Plants) any of certain other plants, such as the Spanish cedar
adj
5. (Furniture) made of the wood of a cedar tree
6. (Building) made of the wood of a cedar tree
[C13: from Old French cedre, from Latin cedrus, from Greek kedros]
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ce•dar

(ˈsi dər)

n.
1. any of several Old World coniferous trees of the genus Cedrus, having wide, spreading branches.
2. other coniferous trees that resemble the true cedar.
3. the fragrant wood of any of these trees, used in furniture and as a moth repellent.
[before 1000; Old English ceder < Latin cedrus < Greek kédros]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cedar - any of numerous trees of the family Cupressaceae that resemble cedarscedar - any of numerous trees of the family Cupressaceae that resemble cedars
cedarwood, cedar - durable aromatic wood of any of numerous cedar trees; especially wood of the red cedar often used for cedar chests
Cupressaceae, cypress family, family Cupressaceae - cypresses and junipers and many cedars
Austrocedrus chilensis, Chilean cedar - a small South American evergreen having coppery bark and pretty foliage
Calocedrus decurrens, Libocedrus decurrens, incense cedar, red cedar - tall tree of the Pacific coast of North America having foliage like cypress and cinnamon-red bark
Atlantic white cedar, Chamaecyparis thyoides, coast white cedar, southern white cedar, white cypress, white cedar - slow-growing medium-sized cedar of east coast of the United States; resembles American arborvitae
Chamaecyparis lawsoniana, Lawson's cedar, Lawson's cypress, Oregon cedar, Port Orford cedar - large timber tree of western North America with trunk diameter to 12 feet and height to 200 feet
Alaska cedar, Chamaecyparis nootkatensis, Nootka cypress, yellow cedar, yellow cypress - tall evergreen of the Pacific coast of North America often cultivated for ornament
Cryptomeria japonica, Japan cedar, Japanese cedar, sugi - tall evergreen of Japan and China yielding valuable soft wood
incense cedar - any of several attractive trees of southwestern South America and New Zealand and New Caledonia having glossy evergreen leaves and scented wood
kawaka, Libocedrus plumosa - New Zealand timber tree resembling the cypress
Libocedrus bidwillii, mountain pine, pahautea - evergreen tree of New Zealand resembling the kawaka
conifer, coniferous tree - any gymnospermous tree or shrub bearing cones
2.cedar - durable aromatic wood of any of numerous cedar trees; especially wood of the red cedar often used for cedar chests
true cedar, cedar tree, cedar - any cedar of the genus Cedrus
red cedar - fragrant reddish wood of any of various red cedar trees
cedar, cedar tree - any of numerous trees of the family Cupressaceae that resemble cedars
Port Orford cedar - the wood of the Port Orford cedar tree
wood - the hard fibrous lignified substance under the bark of trees
3.cedar - any cedar of the genus Cedruscedar - any cedar of the genus Cedrus  
Cedrus, genus Cedrus - true cedars
cedarwood, cedar - durable aromatic wood of any of numerous cedar trees; especially wood of the red cedar often used for cedar chests
cedar of Lebanon, Cedrus libani - cedar of Lebanon and northwestern Syria that attains great age and height
Cedrus deodara, deodar, deodar cedar, Himalayan cedar - tall East Indian cedar having spreading branches with nodding tips; highly valued for its appearance as well as its timber
Atlas cedar, Cedrus atlantica - tall Algerian evergreen of Atlas mountains with blue-green leaves; widely planted as an ornamental
conifer, coniferous tree - any gymnospermous tree or shrub bearing cones
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Translations
خَشَبُ الأرْزشَجَرَةُ ُ الأرْز
cedrcedrové dřevo
cedercedertræ
cédruscédrusfa
sedrusviîur
kedras
ciedrs
céder
sedir ağacıtahtası/ kerestesi

cedar

[ˈsiːdəʳ]
A. Ncedro m
B. ADJ [wood, table etc] → de cedro
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cedar

[ˈsiːdər] n
(= tree) → cèdre m
(= wood) → cèdre m
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cedar

n
(= tree)Zeder f; cedar of LebanonLibanonzeder f
(also cedarwood)Zedernholz nt
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cedar

[ˈsiːdəʳ]
1. ncedro
2. adjdi cedro
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

cedar

(ˈsiːdə) noun
1. a cone-bearing evergreen tree.
2. (also ˈcedarwood) its hard, sweet-smelling wood.
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References in periodicals archive ?
menziesii, Cedrus spp., Abies grandis, Picea spp., Pinus spp., Pseudotsuga menziesii var.
(alder), Arbutus menziesii * (Pacific madrone), Cedrus spp. * (cedar), Picea spp.