true cedar


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Related to true cedar: Cedrus deodara
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Noun1.true cedar - any cedar of the genus Cedrustrue cedar - 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
References in periodicals archive ?
Cooley: Yes, the Port Orford Cedar, or Chamaecyparis Lawsoniana, is not a true cedar, but is in fact a cypress.
Scholarly discussions consider that the term 'cedar' might have meant true cedar, pine, tamarisk and juniper, in other words, one word had shadings of meaning or meant several plants.