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de·o·dar(dē′ə-där′) or de·o·dar·a (-där′ə)
A tall cedar (Cedrus deodara) native to the Himalaya Mountains and having drooping branches and dark bluish-green leaves, often with white, light green, or yellow new growth in cultivars. It is an important timber tree in India.
[Hindi deodār, from Sanskrit devadāru : deva-, divine; see dyeu- in Indo-European roots + dāru, wood; see deru- in Indo-European roots.]
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
1. (Plants) a Himalayan cedar, Cedrus deodara, with drooping branches
2. (Forestry) the durable fragrant highly valued wood of this tree
[C19: from Hindi deodār, from Sanskrit devadāru, literally: wood of the gods, from deva god + dāru wood]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
a large Himalayan cedar, Cedrus deodara, yielding a durable wood.
[1795–1805; < Hindi deodār < Skt devadāru wood of the gods =deva god + dāru wood]
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|Noun||1.||deodar - tall East Indian cedar having spreading branches with nodding tips; highly valued for its appearance as well as its timber|
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