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Definition of "cedrela" []

  • A genus of plants, of the natural order Meliaceæ, allied to the mahogany, and consisting of large trees, natives of the tropics. (noun)

The Century Dictionary (Public Domain)

Use "cedrela" in a sentence
  • "The fleets which sail from this port and which are partly constructed of the cedrela and the mahogany of the island of Cuba, might, at the entrance of the Mexican"
  • "A short time before my arrival at Teneriffe, the sea had left in the road of Santa Cruz the trunk of a cedrela odorata covered with the bark."
  • "Farther on, beyond this band covered with gramineous plants, we found, amidst peaks almost inaccessible to man, a small forest of cedrela, javillo, * and mahogany."
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