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Definition of "cedar" []

  • Any of several Old World evergreen coniferous trees of the genus Cedrus, having stiff needles on short shoots and large erect seed cones with broad deciduous scales. (noun)
  • Any of several other evergreen coniferous trees or shrubs, such as the Alaska cedar, incense cedar, or red cedar. (noun)
  • The durable aromatic wood of any of these plants, especially that of the red cedar, often used to make chests. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "cedar" in a sentence
  • "It was a beautiful spot, the clear torrent of the river Montmerenci falling in cascades over a curious formation of layers of stone and steps on either side, with the bright green _arbor vitae_, which they call cedar, growing above and in every niche it can find a bit of soil; wild raspberries and strawberries too, which, alas, were over."
  • "Crozet, however, asserts, in his account of Marion's voyage that they found what he calls the cedar of New Zealand to weigh no heavier than the best Riga fir."
  • "They can put it in cedar hills where the socialist nimby's kept out Walmart."
Words like "cedar"
Alaska yellow cedar
Bussaco cedar
Californian white cedar
cedar ball
cedar bird
Cedar Bluff
cedar chest
Cedar County
Cedar Crest
Cedar Falls
Cedar Fire
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